According to local police commissioner Sanjay Pandey, Nupur Sharma, a former national spokeswoman of the Bharatiya Janata Party, would be summoned to give a statement in connection with a FIR filed against her for allegedly uttering disparaging remarks against Prophet Mohammed.
“An FIR has already been issued against Nupur Sharma in Pydhonie police station,” Pandey said at a press briefing at the Mumbai police headquarters. We’ll contact her to record her statement in accordance with the law, and we’ll follow the legal procedure.”
Based on a complaint filed by Irfan Sheikh, joint secretary of the Raza Academy, the Mumbai police filed a case against Nupur Sharma on May 28 for allegedly making offensive remarks against Prophet Mohammed during a television news debate.
According to the police, Sharma was charged with sections 295A (deliberate and malicious acts intended to offend religious sentiments of any class by insulting its religion or its beliefs), 153A (promoting enmity between groups), and 505(2) (statements conducive to public mischief).
Sharma was expelled from the BJP on June 5 after making anti-Islamic statements that attracted outrage from a number of Muslim countries.