NEW DELHI: The Delhi Excessive Court docket Wednesday granted final alternative to the Centre and Delhi Police to file their response on a plea by local weather activist Disha Ravi for restraining the police from leaking to the media any probe materials in relation to the FIR lodged in opposition to her within the toolkit case.
Justice Prathiba M Singh mentioned the central authorities and Delhi Police shall file their counter affidavits inside two weeks and listed the matter for additional listening to on Might 18.
“A final and ultimate alternative is granted to the Centre and Delhi Police to file their counter affidavits withing two weeks and rejoinder by petitioner thereafter,” the courtroom mentioned.
Extra Solicitor Normal Chetan Sharma and advocate Ajay Digpaul, representing the Centre, and advocate Amit Mahajan, showing for Delhi Police, sought extra time to file their replies to the petition.
Ravi was arrested by Delhi Police on February 13 for allegedly being concerned in sharing a “toolkit” on social media associated to the farmers’ protest, and was granted bail by a trial courtroom right here on February 19.
Ravi, in her plea, has mentioned she is “severely aggrieved and prejudiced by the media trial surrounding her arrest and the continuing investigation, the place she is being viscerally attacked by the respondent 1 (police) and a number of other media homes”.
She has claimed that her arrest from Bengaluru on February 13 by a Cyber Cell staff of Delhi Police was “wholly unlawfully and with out foundation”.
She has additionally contended that within the current circumstances, it was “extremely possible” that most people will understand the information gadgets “as being conclusive as to the guilt of the petitioner (Ravi)”.
She has claimed that the police first “leaked investigative materials” — like alleged WhatsApp chats — the substance and particulars of which had been solely within the possession of the investigating company.