New Delhi: Delhi Police said Monday that Disha Ravi will be interrogated along with the two other suspects – Nikita Jacob and Shantanu Muluk. Both Nikita Jacob and Muluk were questioned by the cyber cell here Monday.
Ravi was sent to one day police custody. He lawyer had argued that those she had to be confronted with are on bail. However, the prosecution said that Jacob and Muluk can be arrested if needed.
Police sought five days of custodial interrogation. They contended that during her interrogation, Ravi shifted the entire blame on Jacob and Muluk. However, they ‘cannot be arrested because they are currently on transit bail’.
“They need to be confronted with Ravi. Nikita was served with a notice to join the probe but she did not join the interrogation. It is a case which has transnational ramifications, with the involvement of those who have expressed their disaffection for this country,” the prosecution told the court.
Lawyer Jacob and Muluk, an engineer, were Monday questioned at the Delhi Police’s Cyber cell office in Dwarka informed a police official. Both have been granted pre-arrest bail by the Bombay High Court.
Both Jacob and Muluk were served notice to join the probe, the officer said. Police were, however, tight-lipped on other queries related to questioning, including the duration.
The Delhi High Court had Friday directed the police not to leak any probe details. It asked media houses not to broadcast any such material, following a plea by Ravi.
Ravi’s counsel Monday opposed the police plea for remand. The counsel said why did the police wait till February 22 to call the other two suspects, when Ravi had been arrested February 13. The counsel also said that she can be confronted with the two even in judicial custody.