Shiv Kumar was arrested on January 23 after being booked on the charges of “extortion and attempt to murder” in connection with a dispute related to factory workers on January 12 and was in the judicial custody since February 2.
According to a senior Delhi Police officer, information retrieved from the toolkit suggests that apart from Ravi, Jacob and Muluk, editors of the document include a UK-based member of XR, another from India and a co-founder of Poetic Justice Foundation.
Police sources said they believe Shantanu Muluk came to Delhi to take videos and photos of the protest site and use it for the toolkit. On Tuesday, Muluk, an engineer from Maharastra's Beed, was granted transit anticipatory bail in the case.
Congress Deputy Leader in Rajya Sabha Anand Sharma described Disha Ravi's arrest as “most unfortunate and shocking” while his party colleagues P Chidambaram and Jairam Ramesh condemned the police move.
During the hearing at the Patiala House Court before Metropolitan Magistrate Dev Saroha, Ravi broke down and told the court that she was not part of any conspiracy or group and was just supporting the farmers.
While police said the argument was over a food business rivalry, the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP), which is running a Ram Mandir donation drive in the capital, claimed Sharma was killed for collecting funds for the temple.
On Tuesday, over a hundred women from Jalandhar joined the protest, saying they were “agitated” after hearing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech in Parliament, and wanted to keep the movement “alive”.
Speaking to The Indian Express on her way to Chandigarh to meet an advocate at the High Court, Nodeep Kaur's sister Rajvir said, “We have started the process. The allegations against my sister are false.”
Rakesh Tikait says in Uttar Pradesh, they have called off the jam and will only submit a memorandum with demands—repeal of the three laws, guarantee on MSP and payment of pending dues to sugarcane farmers.
On Sunday, several women protesters said they had walked up to 10 km to reach Singhu. Many said they have left their farms to join the movement while others said they will stay for the weekend to help their “farmer brothers”.
After a video of the appeal circulated Thursday night, farmers from Uttarakhand, Haryana and different parts of Uttar Pradesh reached the Government Inter College ground in Muzaffarnagar to attend the mahapanchayat