Newshub18:Nupur Sharma is cooperating in the investigation: Police
Nupur Sharma, the suspended spokesperson of India’s ruling BJP, is cooperating in the investigation of a case over comments on the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). NDTV quoted multiple Delhi Police sources as saying. However, the police are not talking about his arrest.
The Supreme Court on Friday questioned the role of the police in the case. Sources later said that there were several meetings on the issue throughout the day.
The case was filed against Nupur Sharma on charges of spreading hatred and hurting religious feelings in the incident of comments about the Holy Prophet (PBUH). Police said she was given a notice in the case two weeks ago. Nupur Sharma’s statement was taken on June 16. However, no notice was given for questioning. Police said he would be given notice when needed.
Citing Deputy Commissioner of Police (Intelligence Fusion and Strategic Operations) KPS Malhotra, PTI said Nupur Sharma was given notice to appear before a police officer on June 18 and her statement was recorded as per law.
Nupur Sharma filed a petition to transfer all the allegations (FIRs) surrounding her remarks to Delhi. At the hearing of the petition yesterday, the Supreme Court criticized Nupur Sharma’s remarks and questioned the role of the Delhi Police in the case against her.
Asked about the role of the Delhi Police, the apex court bench said, “What role has the Delhi Police played? Don’t force us to open our mouths; What was the television debate about? To provoke an issue? Why did they set a precedent for debate? ‘
The apex court questioned, ‘What is he (Nupur Sharma) the spokesperson of a party? He thinks he has the support of the government and can make any statement without respecting the law of the land. Pointing out that arbitrary action would be taken in similar cases, Justice Surya Kant said, “When you make FIRs against others, they are immediately arrested. When it is against you, no one else dares to touch you. ‘
A team of Mumbai Police arrived in Delhi on June 18 to interrogate Nupur Sharma. But they did not find him. Didn’t even know anything about his location.
Nupur Sharma was accused of making derogatory remarks about the Prophet (PBUH) in a television debate. Naveen Kumar Jindal, media chief of the BJP’s Delhi branch, also made derogatory remarks about the Prophet on Twitter. The remarks of these two BJP leaders caused a storm of condemnation and criticism at home and abroad. To handle the situation, the BJP suspended Nupur Sharma and expelled Jindal