Mumbai , February 17 : The Bombay High Court on Wednesday granted transit anticipatory bail of three weeks to Nikita Jacob in connection with the "Toolkit" document case related to farmers' protest.
"Bombay HC has given an interim relief of three weeks to Nikita Jacob. The judge acknowledged that she has been repeatedly cooperating in the investigation. She will appear for questioning if Delhi Police summons her again. Meanwhile, in three weeks' time, we have to approach either appropriate court in Delhi for a regular anticipatory bail application," Sanjukta Dey, Lawyer of Nikita Jacob said. The court said that in case of arrest, Jacob will be released on a personal bond of Rs 25,000 and one surety of like amount.
Meanwhile, a source in Delhi Police said that Jacob has a bigger role to play in the 'Toolkit' case.
"Jacob was a 'committed operator of the Toolkit. She used to address it as a 'communication package'. The police is analysing about 115 to 120 GB of data which included WhatsApp chats, e-mails, and data recovered from Jacob's pen drive, mobile and desktop. She was using applications like Singal and Telegram for communication," said the source.
They added that Delhi Police is claiming that the 'Toolkit' case is an 'International Warfare' against the country, in which 21-year-old climate activist Disha Ravi and Shantanu Mallikke are also suspects.