Mumbai Police has issued suspension notice BJP Spokesperson Nupur Sharma asked him to appear before him on June 25 and record a statement regarding the objectionable remarks against Prophet Mohammad.
One FIR The Pydhonie police had registered a case against Sharma for hurting religious sentiments by making derogatory remarks on the Prophet. A notice under section 41 of CrPC has been issued and asked to appear before the investigating officer on the said date at 11 am.
The police had also sought a video of the debate from the news channel concerned in which he had made remarks that sparked controversy and invited a chorus of diplomatic outrage from the Gulf countries.
While Qatar, Kuwait and Iran invited Indian ambassadors to their countries, calls were made to boycott Indian products on social media in many countries. Protests – some of which turned into violence – also erupted in several states across India with protesters demanding Sharma’s arrest.
Earlier, the Mumbra police had also issued a notice against him asking him to appear before him on June 22. An FIR has also been registered against him in the same case.
The BJP had suspended Sharma and expelled another leader Naveen Jindal, who tweeted similar comments.