Third Toolkit Accused Shantanu Muluk Found To Be A Cousin Of Shiv Sena Leader

Third Toolkit Accused Shantanu Muluk Found To Be A Cousin Of Shiv Sena LeaderOld Delhi Police Headquarters (Representative Image)

The Delhi Police is looking for Shantanu Muluk, who hails from Maharashtra's Beed, in connection with the 'toolkit' shared by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, reports Times Now.

The development comes as the Delhi Police had already arrested Disha Ravi from Bengaluru and is in search of a Mumbai-based advocate Nikita Jacob in the 'toolkit' case.

According to the report, Muluk is the cousin of Sachin Muluk, Shiv Sena's Zilla Pramukh in Beed.

While speaking to the media, Sachin Muluk said that Shantanu was an environmentalist and was backing the farmers' agitation.

The Delhi Police reportedly contacted Shantanu's parents on 12 February. A team had reached Beed for a search on the premises and questioning.

"They came at 5 am and inquired for about 2-3 hours. They were polite. We told them we do not know where he is," Shivlal Muluk, Shantanu's father was quoted as saying.

According to the Delhi Police, Jacob and Muluk allegedly created the Google toolkit in collaboration with 22-year-old activist Disha Ravi.

Ravi was arrested from Bengaluru on Saturday (14 February) and was sent to five days in police custody by a court in Delhi.

The police claim the information about the duo was revealed by Ravi during her interrogation in Bengaluru. “The email account created by Shantanu is the owner of this doc and all others are editors,” Prem Nath, joint commissioner of police of the cyber cell, said.