Delhi Police presents security to suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma, her family
The Delhi Police has provided security to suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma and her family after an FIR was once registered on a criticism that she was once getting demise threats over her controversial remarks on Prophet Mohammad, officers stated on Tuesday. She had requested the police to provide security citing harassment and threats she had been receiving.
“Sharma and her family were provided police security after she alleged that she has been receiving threats and was once being pressured over her remarks,” an reliable stated.
The BJP on Sunday suspended Sharma and expelled its Delhi unit media head Naveen Kumar Jindal as the row over their alleged derogatory remarks against Prophet Mohammad escalated with protests from some Muslim international locations.
Amid demonstrations by Muslim groups and the spirited response from international locations love Kuwait, Qatar and Iran, the BJP issued an announcement asserting that it respects all religions and strongly denounces insults of any religious persona. Sharma’s comments, made right through a TV debate nearly 10 days previously, and Jindal’s now-deleted tweets sparked a Twitter style calling for a boycott of Indian merchandise in some international locations.
After the action, Sharma unconditionally withdrew her controversial commentary and claimed that her comments were a response to “staunch insult and disrespect in direction of our Mahadev (Lord Shiva)”.
Police stated on Would possibly well 28, its cyber cell unit got a criticism from Sharma against diversified folks about demise threats and focused hatred. Consistent with this criticism, an FIR was once registered below IPC sections 506 (criminal intimidation), 507 (Legal intimidation by anonymous verbal exchange) and 509 (Discover, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a lady) against unknown folks.
“At some level of the probe, one other criticism was once got from Sharma against certain folks promoting enmity. Following this, Allotment 153A of IPC was once added to the case.
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“Notices were despatched to Twitter Inc. And a acknowledge from it’s awaited. Investigation into the case is underway,” the senior police reliable stated.