Prophet Row: Supreme Court grants major relief to Nupur Sharma

Nupur Sharma Controversy: The Supreme Court has granted major relief to former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma in the case regarding the alleged insult of Prophet Muhammad during a debate on a news channel.

Several separate FIRs were registered following former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma’s remarks on Prophet Muhammad.

Nupur Sharma had appealed to the Supreme Court to transfer all her cases to Delhi. Giving great relief to Nupur Sharma, Justice Kant Bench of the Supreme Court has ordered to hear all the cases in Delhi.

The first case was registered against Nupur Sharma in Maharashtra. After that separate cases were registered in West Bengal and Rajasthan.

“Since this court has already taken cognizance of the grave threat to the life and safety of the petitioner, we direct that all the FIRs against Nupur Sharma be transferred and the Delhi Police be attached for investigation,” the Supreme Court said.

“The petitioner had primarily sought quashing of the FIR and as an alternative she had also sought transfer and clubbing of an investigating agency for the purpose of investigation. However, the petitioner was removed on July 1, 2022 for taking alternative measures with regard to quashing of the FIR. But the grave danger to her life and liberty may be considered therein in view of subsequent events.”

Earlier, on July 19, the Nupur Sharma case was heard in the Supreme Court, in which the court had stayed the arrest of the suspended BJP leader till August 10.

“Her life is in danger. So all these cases should be transferred to Delhi. Apart from this, that summons are coming to Nupur Sharma from West Bengal, these cases were registered even after the Supreme Court’s stay,” Nupur Sharma’s lawyer Maninder Singh said.

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