The arrest of activist Disha Ravi has drawn many critcisms throughout the nation and worldwide. Soon after her arrest for her involvement in Greta Thunberg 'Toolkit' case many celebrities and international figures, politcians have extended their support and opposed againts the action taken by the Delhi Police. Now on legal grounds, Swati Maliwal, Chairperson, Delhi Commission for Women has sent a notice to Delhi Police for not following the legal procedure before presenting Disha in the court.
Sharing a picture of her letter on Twitter, Swati Maliwal wrote - Delhi Police has been issued a notice in connection with the arrest of #DishaRavi. Did the arrest violate legal procedures? Was Disha not given the facility of a lawyer? Here's her tweet.
In the notice issued, it read The Delhi Commission has taken suo-moto cognizance on media reports of arrest of a 21 year old climate activist Ms Disha Ravi by the Delhi Police. It has been alleged that Ms Disha ravi was produced in the court without lawyer of her choice being present in the court. Further, it read, This is a very serious matter.
"In the light of the above, please provide the following information to the Commission: (i) Copy of the FIR registered in the matter, (ii) Reasons for allegedly not producing the arrested girl before the local court for transit remand, (iii) reasons for allegedly not providing a lawyer of her choice to the girl when she was produced before the court in Delhi, (iv) detailed action taken report in the matter," the notice read.
Disha Ravi, a 21-year-old climate activist, was "picked up" from Bengaluru in Karnataka for questioning in Greta Thunberg "toolkit" case on Sunday. The student-cum-activist, identified as Disha Ravi, was picked up from her house in Soladevanahalli area of Bengaluru in connection with the case regarding 'toolkit', shared by Greta Thunberg in connection with the farmers' protest. Disha Ravi is accused of disseminating the toolkit.
The same day, Disha Ravi was produced before the Patiala House court in Delhi. She was later remanded to five-day Delhi Police Special Cell custody.