Former BJP Spokesperson Nupur Sharma was booked by the Mumbai and Hyderabad police for inciting hatred between communities and insulting religious sentiments after a video of her comments on the Prophet Mohammed made during a news debate went viral.
A gun licence has been given by the Delhi Police to Former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma, who was suspended from her party over her comments on Prophet Mohammed. Police officials said she was receiving death threats and applied for the licence some time back. It has now been granted.
After a video of her comments on the Prophet Mohammed made during a news debate went viral in May last year, Sharma was booked by the Mumbai and Hyderabad police for inciting hatred between communities and insulting religious sentiments. BJP had also suspended another spokesperson, Naveen Kumar Jindal, from the party over the controversial comments.
The police said Sharma filed a complaint with the Cyber Cell unit of the Delhi Police alleging she was receiving death threats and there was “targeted hatred” towards her. An FIR was lodged the next day with the Special Cell under IPC sections 506 (criminal intimidation), 507 (criminal intimidation by anonymous communication) and 509 (insulting modesty of a woman).
Sharma filed another complaint alleging that a group of people was promoting enmity/hatred on social media over the incident during the course of the investigation.
In June the Delhi Police provided security cover for Sharma and her family. Officers said that Sharma informed the cops that she and her family were being harassed over her remarks she had received threats on several occasions and that .
Bhim Sena Chief Nawab Satpal Tanwar had also arrested by the Delhi Police for allegedly issuing derogatory remarks and calling for violence against Sharma.
She alleged that she and her family members have received several death threats in the past months and she needs a personal gun for self-defense. Police said she moved a plea before the Licensing Unit of the Delhi Police requesting for an arms licence as her life is in danger.