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Toolkit case: Shantanu Muluk’s anticipatory bail extended till March 9

Thursday, 25 February 2021 (16:21 IST)
New Delhi: A Delhi Court on Thursday extended interim protection of activist Shantanu Muluk from arrest till March 9 in ‘toolkit’ case. 

“Meanwhile, no coercive action be taken against the applicant,” Additional Session Judge Dharmendra Rana stated as quoted by Bar and Bench.

During the hearing of the anticipatory bail plea, additional public prosecutor Irfan Ahmed claimed that during the interrogation of Muluk, the accused gave “contradictory replies” and thus further interrogation was needed. He also sought seven days time to reply to an anticipatory bail plea.

However, the court did not accept the demands.

Muluk, engineer-turned-activist and resident of Bheed of Maharashtra, has been granted anticipatory bail from the Bombay High Court before Delhi police, investigating the alleged toolkit case, could arrest him.

He was, however, called by the Delhi police to the National Capital, to interrogate when 22-year-old climate activist Disha Ravi, another accused in the case, was under police custody.

As per police, the toolkit, shared on social media in January, was connected to Republic Day violence. All the accused have categorically denied all such allegations. (UNI)

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