first_imgTop Stories[Breaking] Activist Shantanu Muluk Granted 10 Days Transit Bail By Bombay High Court In Toolkit Case LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK16 Feb 2021 5:16 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court(Aurangabad benchh) on Tuesday granted 10 days transit anticipatory bail to Shantanu Muluk, whose arrest was sought by Delhi police in connection with the farmers protest ‘toolkit’ case.A single bench of Justice Vibha Kankanwadi passed the order.The High Court observed “that the apprehension of arrest is the key factor, that is, required to be considered in…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bombay High Court(Aurangabad benchh) on Tuesday granted 10 days transit anticipatory bail to Shantanu Muluk, whose arrest was sought by Delhi police in connection with the farmers protest ‘toolkit’ case.A single bench of Justice Vibha Kankanwadi passed the order.The High Court observed “that the apprehension of arrest is the key factor, that is, required to be considered in such applications””The only fact that is required to be considered as to whether the applicant can be granted liberty by way of transit bail to approach to the competent authority for seeking appropriate relief”, the Court observed. Even the fact that Delhi police(which was seeking to arrest the applicant in Maharashtra) was not made a party in the bail application is not a ground to reject the application, the Court said.”It is submitted that officers from Delhi Police are already in Beed. They will have to take help of local police for any operation to be conducted in the investigation at Beed. Under such circumstance, application cannot be rejected only on the ground 5 ABA_154_2021 that Delhi Police are not party to this application. The purpose of the bail application would itself get frustrated”, the Court observed. On Saturday, Delhi police had arrested 21-year old climate activist Disha Ravi in the case, and she was remanded to 5-days police custody by a Patiala House Magistrate after she was brought to Delhi on Sunday.In a related development, the principal bench of the Bombay High Court has reserved orders for tomorrow on the transit bail plea of Advocate Nikita Jacob, who is accused of creating the ‘toolkit’ shared by international activist Greta Thunberg in Twitter. The Delhi police undertook before the bench not to arrest Nikita till the pronouncement of orders.Click here to read/download the orderNext Storylast_img read more