Delhi Police seeks details from Zoom of people who attended toolkit meet

Police alleged that Mumbai lawyer Nikita Jacob and Pune-based engineer Shantanu were among over 70 people who had attended the meeting through Zoom app, days before the Republic Day violence in Delhi

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The Delhi Police has written to video conferencing platform Zoom seeking details of those who participated in the January 11 meeting organised, allegedly by a pro-Khalistani group, to prepare a protest “toolkit” backing the farmers agitation, officials said on Tuesday (February 16).

Police alleged that Mumbai lawyer Nikita Jacob and Pune engineer Shantanu were among over 70 people who had attended the meeting through Zoom app, days before the Republic Day violence in the national capital that left over 500 police personnel injured and one protester dead.

“The Delhi Police has written to video conferencing app Zoom seeking details of participants who attended the meeting on January 11,” the official said.

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On Monday, Joint Commissioner of Police (cyber) Prem Nath had alleged that the e-mail account created by Shantanu is the owner of this Google document.

“Pro-Khalistani group Poetic Justice Foundation (PJF) founder Mo Dhaliwal had contacted them (Jacob and Shantanu) through a Canada-based woman named Punit,” Nath had said.

“Nikita and Shantanu had on January 11 attended a Zoom meeting organized by PFJ in which modalities were decided to create the toolkit titled Global Farmer Strike and Global Day of Action, 26 January,” Nath said.

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