Bombay High Court on Wednesday granted transit anticipatory bail to advocate Nikita Jacob, a suspect in a case registered by Delhi police in connection with the “toolkit” shared by climate activist Greta Thunberg over the farmers’ protest.
Justice P.D. Naik gave Jacob three weeks’ time to approach the court concerned in Delhi for relief.
The high court noted that Jacob was a permanent resident of Mumbai while the FIR was lodged in Delhi, and that the relief sought by her was 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 high court said that since Jacob would be approaching the court concerned in Delhi to seek anticipatory bail, it would not be appropriate for the high court to make any observations on the merits of the case.