The focus of investigation by the Delhi Police into the toolkit doc case is centred round an alleged “pro-Khalistani” organisation, Poetic Justice Foundation (PJF), sources stated.
A senior police officer stated the roles of all of the founders and the co-founders of the PJF are under scanner. “Depending on the interrogation of three accused — Disha Ravi, Nikita Jacob and Shantanu Muluk — roles of members and people related to PJF might be probed.”
Non-bailable warrants have been issued towards Ms. Jacob and Mr. Muluk. The police stated on Monday that Ms. Jacob and Mr. Muluk, together with arrested local weather activist Disha Ravi, created and unfold the toolkit.
However, sources stated local weather change activist Greta Thunberg, whose tweet introduced the toolkit to the discover of safety businesses, has been absolved of any criminality for now.
Sources additionally stated the PJF isn’t a “banned terrorist organisation” under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. The final group to be added to the listing of banned Khalistani outfits was the Sikhs For Justice (SFJ).
“Delhi police has, thus far, not claimed nor acknowledged that there’s any hyperlink between SFJ and PJF,” the officer stated.
However, he stated, “it can’t be a coincidence” that the PJF facilitated a toolkit mentioning an motion plan for January 26 and the SFJ’s face, Gurpatwant Singh Pannu, “in parallel” introduced a reward for hoisting a flag on the Red Fort on Republic Day.
Pannu had introduced a reward of $2.5 lakh for Punjab farmers protesting on the Singhu border to lift the Khalistani flag at India Gate on January 26.
Sources additionally stated that in Ms. Ravi’s interrogation, it has been revealed that within the now deleted WhatsApp group, which was created on December 6, Ms. Jacob grew to become a member on December 11 and the members of PJF had been added on December 12.
‘Not immediately linked’
“It seems that Disha will not be immediately linked to PJF as a result of if that had been the case, they wouldn’t be added into the group after Nikita. However, the case remains to be in early levels of investigation,” the officer stated.
The Delhi police is investigating a sedition and conspiracy case after a tookit was shared on social media, which is a doc with a bit titled ‘prior motion plan’ about digital strikes to be carried out by hashtags on and earlier than January 26, tweetstorms from January 23 onwards, bodily motion on January 26, and becoming a member of the farmers’ march into Delhi and again to the borders.
The police claimed that the occasions of January 26, together with the violence, had been a copycat execution of the motion plan.
Ms. Ravi was arrested from Bengaluru on February 13 and is at the moment in police custody.