Delhi Commission for Women on Tuesday sent a notice to Deputy Police Commissioner, Cyber Crime Cell, Delhi Police over climate activist Disha Ravi's arrest in the toolkit case.

The Delhi Commission for Women has sent a notice to the Delhi Police over the allegations that due procedure was not followed after Disha Ravi was "picked up" on Sunday from her house in Bengaluru.

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The notice by DCW

In the notice, the DCW has asked the Delhi Police for a copy of the FIR filed against Disha. The commission has asked, "Was procedure followed during Disha's arrest? Also, according to media reports, she was not provided the lawyer of choice before being presented in court."

Several activists who know Disha have also claimed that during the arrest, even her parents were not informed about where she was being taken.

Article 22 (1) of the Constitution gives every person the right to legal representation by a lawyer of choice. The Commission has sought information from the police about the action taken so far in the case.

Disha Ravi, a 21-year-old climate activist,
Disha Ravi, a 21-year-old climate activist arrested by Delhi PoliceCredit:Facebook

DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal said, "Disha has been arrested in a case related to the farmers' agitation. According to media reports, she was not given the lawyer of choice and legal procedures have not been properly followed.

We have issued a notice to the police and sought information about the case. The police should certainly investigate the matter. But it is very unfortunate if the arrest was made for supporting the farmers' agitation.

(Input from wires)