After a video of Sharma’s remarks about the Prophet Mohammed during a news debate went viral, the Mumbai and Hyderabad police arrested her for promoting animosity among groups and demeaning religious sensitivities in May last year.
The Delhi Police has issued a weapons licence to former BJP spokesman Nupur Sharma, who was expelled from the party for her remarks about Prophet Mohammed.
She allegedly received death threats when she applied for the licence, according to police officials. It’s now been approved.
After a video of Sharma’s remarks about the Prophet Mohammed during a news debate went viral, the Mumbai and Hyderabad police arrested her for promoting animosity among groups and demeaning religious sensitivities in May last year. In response to the contentious remarks, the BJP expelled another spokesperson, Naveen Kumar Jindal, from the organisation.
Sharma later reported receiving death threats and being the target of “targeted hatred” to the Delhi Authorities’ Cyber Cell, according to the police. The following day, an IPC section 506 (criminal intimidation), section 507 (criminal intimidation by an anonymous communication), and section 509 FIR were filed with the Special Cell (insulting modesty of a woman).
Sharma made another complaint during the investigation, claiming that a group of people had been fomenting animosity/hatred over the incident on social media.
In June, Sharma and her family received security protection from the Delhi Police. According to police reports, Sharma told them that she had been threatened numerous times and that she and her family were harassed due to her comments.
Nawab Satpal Tanwar, the head of the Bhim Sena, was also detained by the Delhi Police for reportedly disparaging comments and inciting violence against Sharma.
She requested an arms licence from the Delhi Police Licensing Unit, according to the police, because her life was in danger. She claimed that she and her family had received multiple death threats over the past few months, and she now needs a personal firearm for protection.
“We usually check the plea, see the criminal records of the applicant and check the background. Once everything is done, we check the threats and issue the licence. For now, she is allowed to carry one gun for her safety,” said a policeman.