In the case related to the farmers protest 'toolkit', the Bombay High Court granted Nikita Jacob an anticipatory transit bail for three weeks, reports ANI. The climate activist has been named in an FIR by the Delhi police for her alleged involvement in the preparation of the toolkit.
In case of arrest, she will be released on a personal bond of Rs 25,000 and one surety of like amount.
The court in its order noted the applicant (Jacob) is a permanent resident of Mumbai and the FIR is lodged in Delhi, and the relief sought by her now is only temporary.
"The applicant apprehends that she will be arrested at any point of time. She has to make arrangements to seek relief from a court in another state. Hence, this court is of the opinion that protection as sought by the applicant can be granted for a temporary period," Justice Naik said.
The HC said since Jacob would be approaching the court concerned in Delhi to seek anticipatory bail, it would not be appropriate for this court to make any observations on merits of the case.
"The applicant is granted transit anticipatory bail for a period of three weeks to enable her to approach the court concerned in Delhi," Justice Naik said.