Toolkit investigation: Canadian link emerges; position of some farming leaders under scrutiny

As the Delhi Police stepped up its investigation into the "toolkit" row, the position of a Canadian citizen came under its scanner. Mo Dhaliwal, the co-founder of the suspected pro-Khalistani organisation Poetic Justice Foundation (PJF), allegedly asked Puneet, a Canadian woman, to contact activists to intensify the farmers' protest and the movement shortly after it began on the outskirts of Delhi last November.

According to sources inside the Delhi Police, the Candian national was allegedly in frequent contact with Mumbai-based lawyer-activist Nikita Jacob, via the Telegram app, Instagram and ProtonMail. On Monday, Jacob, a suspect in a case registered by the Delhi police in connection with the "toolkit" posted by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg over the ongoing protest by farmers, approached the Bombay High Court requesting anticipatory transit bail.