‘No reason to keep 22-year-old in custody’: Disha Ravi gets bail

Disha Ravi, the 22-year-old climate activist was granted bail by a Delhi Sessions Court on Tuesday afternoon – subject to provision of two sureties of Rs 1 lakh each in connection with the “toolkit” case.

“Considering the scanty and sketchy evidence on record, I do not find any palpable reason to breach the rule of bail for a 22-year-old girl who has absolutely no criminal antecedent,” Additional Sessions Judge Dharmendra Rana said in his bail order.

Ravi was arrested on 13 February and has already spent six days in police custody and two in jail.

Bail was granted today after the court reserved its order on Saturday.

Delhi Police, opposing grant of bail, said Ravi could tamper evidence if she were to be released.