- Nupur Sharma was suspended from BJP over her controversial remarks on Prophet Mohammad.
- Soon after, an FIR was filed based on complaint that she is receiving death threats.
- The Delhi Police then provided her security.
Nupur Sharma News: Suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Nupur Sharma was on Tuesday provided security by the Delhi Police after she filed a complaint alleging that she was getting death threats for her Prophet Muhammad comment made during a TV debate last month. Besides Sharma, the Delhi Police also provided security cover to her family.
Sharma, the national spokesperson of the saffron party (now suspended), had requested the Delhi Police to provide security citing harassment and threats she had been receiving.
"Sharma and her family have been provided police security after she alleged that she has been receiving threats and was being harassed over her remarks," an official told PTI.
During the probe, another complaint was received from Sharma against certain persons promoting enmity. Following this, Section 153A of IPC was added to the case. "Notices have been sent to Twitter Inc. and a reply from it is awaited. Investigation into the case is underway," the senior police official said.
Based on this complaint, an FIR was registered under IPC sections 506 (criminal intimidation), 507 (Criminal intimidation by an anonymous communication), and 509 (Word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) against unknown people.
Why was Nupur Sharma suspended?
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 countries. Amid demonstrations by Muslim groups and the sharp reaction from countries like Kuwait, Qatar, and Iran, the BJP issued a statement asserting that it respects all religions and strongly denounces insults of any religious personality.
Sharma's comments, made during a TV debate nearly 10 days ago, and Jindal's now-deleted tweets sparked a Twitter trend calling for a boycott of Indian products in some countries.