Disha Ravi case: DCW issues notice to Delhi Police

The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Tuesday issued notice to Delhi Police over the arrest of climate change activist Disha Ravi.

Taking suo motu cognisance of the matter, the women’s panel in its letter to police has sought reasons as to why a transit remand was not sought. “Please provide reasons for allegedly not providing a lawyer of her choice when she was produced before the Delhi court,” the notice read.

The DCW also sought copies of the FIR and a detailed action taken report by February 19.

DCW Chairperson Swati Maliwal said: “As per media reports, Disha was not given a lawyer of her choice neither were rules followed during her arrest. Police should inquire into the matter. However, it is extremely sad and unfortunate if Disha has been arrested because of her support for the protesting farmers.”

A statement issued by the panel read: “Going by media reports, there has been severe and shocking abdication of judicial duties immediately after the arrest of Disha. According to some media reports, she was arrested because she was in support of farmers’ sit-in against the farm laws.”

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