Toolkit case: Bombay High Court allows transit anticipatory bail application of Nikita Jacob for 3 weeks

Two e-mail IDs, one Instagram account, and one Uniform Resource Locator (URL) were mentioned in the toolkit and police have asked for details from the respective platforms.

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New Delhi: The Bombay High Court today allowed transit anticipatory bail application of Nikita Jacob, grants her transit bail for 3 weeks in connection with FIR by Delhi police in Toolkit matter.

In case of arrest, she will be released on a personal bond of Rs 25,000 and one surety of like amount.

While passing the bail order, Justice P D Naik cited the Aurangabad bench order and considered similar Supreme Court rulings. Justice Naik said, “It would not be appropriate to make any observations on the merit of the case.”

“It is undisputed that the FIR is registered in Delhi and Delhi Police officers had visited Jacob’s residence and seized her mobile phone and laptop. The applicant had made herself available but Delhi police contends that the next day when they made an attempt, she was not available,” observed Justice Naik.

Nikita Jackob

Lawyer of activist Nikita Jacob told the court Police have raided her place and seized laptops and mobile phones, and the next day police again wanted to come and now she feared that she will be arrested and her career will spoil as she is the lawyer and do practice in this court too she knows her duty too.

After the Delhi Police issued a non-bailable warrant against lawyer Nikita Jacob, in connection with alleged spreading a ‘toolkit’ related to the farmers’ protest, she had moved to the Bombay High Court for interim protection against the police action on Monday.
Jacob has filed a transit bail plea against the non-bailable warrant with Delhi Police in the ‘toolkit’ matter.

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