Suspended BJP Spokesperson Nupur Sharma gets Police Protection, Complained about receiving death threats
Delhi Police has provided security to Nupur Sharma and her family, who were expelled from the BJP for their controversial remarks against Prophet Mohammad.
Delhi Police has provided security to Nupur Sharma and her family, who were expelled from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for their controversial remarks against Prophet Mohammad. Officials gave this information on Tuesday. Earlier, the Delhi Police had registered an FIR in connection with complaints about former BJP spokesperson Sharma receiving death threats after making controversial remarks against Prophet Mohammad. Sharma had requested the police to provide security, citing the threats he was receiving.
"Sharma had alleged that he was receiving threats and was being harassed over his remarks, following which security has been provided to him and his family," an official said.
According to the police, Sharma had lodged a complaint with the cyber cell unit on May 28 in connection with the death threats against various persons. Based on a complaint by unidentified persons under sections 506 (criminal intimidation), 507 (criminal intimidation by an anonymous communication), and 509 (word, gesture, or act intended to outrage the dignity of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
A senior police officer said, "During the investigation, Sharma lodged another complaint against some persons for promoting enmity. After investigation of the complaint, section 153A of IPC was added in this case. Notices have been sent to Twitter Inc and its response is awaited. The inspection of the matter is going on."
At the same time, Maharashtra Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil has said that a case is registered against Nupur Sharma in Mumbai. Police will investigate and take necessary action. On the question of arrest, he said that necessary action will be taken after the investigation.
The controversial remarks of BJP leaders against the Prophet Mohammad have been strongly criticized by many Muslim countries. Meanwhile, the BJP on Sunday suspended Sharma and expelled its Delhi media chief Naveen Kumar Jindal. Amid protests by Muslim organizations and a sharp reaction from countries like Kuwait, Qatar, and Iran, the BJP had issued a statement saying that it respects all religions and strongly condemns the insult to the revered people of any religion.