Disha Ravi’s Arrest: Delhi Commission For Women Seeks Delhi Police Report
New Delhi: The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has sent a notice to the Delhi Police on the arrest of 21-year-old climate campaigner Disha Ravi in the “toolkit” case and has sought a report on why she was not provided a lawyer of her choice when produced before a court in Delhi, NDTV reported quoting PTI.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, the panel also said that Disha was without a lawyer when she was produced before a court in Delhi.
The Delhi Police arrested the young climate activist from Bengaluru on Saturday for allegedly creating and sharing a protest “toolkit” backing the farmers’ agitation against the Centre’s new agri laws.
Citing media reports and claims by activists, DCW said Disha Ravi was arrested and taken to Delhi from Bengaluru by the police and her whereabouts were not disclosed, not even to her parents. It has also been alleged that police did not present her at a court in Bengaluru for transit remand, before bringing her to Delhi, it said.
However, Delhi Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava on Tuesday said Disha Ravi was arrested in accordance with the law which “doesn’t differentiate between a 22-year-old or a 50-year-old”.
The DCW has asked the Delhi Police to provide a copy of the FIR registered in the matter, reasons for allegedly not producing Disha before a local court for transit remand, reasons for allegedly not providing a lawyer of her choice when she was produced before the court, and a detailed action taken report, the statement said.
The commission has asked police to provide the information by Friday, it added.