Nupur Sharma untraceable as Mumbai Police looks for her in Delhi: Report
Suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma is untraceable days after police cases have been filed against her in several states over her comments on Prophet Mohammad on a news channel, reports NDTV.
The Mumbai Police had filed a case against Sharma, a Delhi resident, on May 28, after her comment sparked outrage in India and Gulf nations, based on a complaint by Irfan Sheikh, the joint secretary of a Muslim outfit, Raza Academy.
‘Enough evidence to arrest’
The Mumbai Police team has been staying in the national capital for the last five days, looking for Nupur Sharma but couldn’t find her, sources said.
The Mumbai Police have enough evidence to arrest the former BJP spokesperson, Maharashtra Home Ministry sources said, according to NDTV report.
FIRs by Kolkata, Delhi police
She also faces an FIR filed by the Kolkata Police based on a complaint by Trinamool Congress minority cell general secretary Abul Sohail. The Kolkata Police have summoned her to record her statement on June 20.
Another FIR has been filed by the Delhi Police against Nupur Sharma over her comment on Prophet Mohammad.
Nupur Sharma was suspended by the BJP after her comments on Prophet Mohammad on TV drew furious reactions and official protests from at least 15 nations. Several Gulf nations summoned Indian envoys and expressed condemnation over what they called “anti-Islamic statements” by BJP spokespersons. The government, in a bid to defuse the anger, told the Gulf nations that the comments reflected views of “fringe elements”.
Nupur Sharma withdrew her statement “unconditionally” and claimed she was reacting to “continuous insult and disrespect towards our Mahadev (Lord Shiva)”.