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After SC's rebuke to Nupur Sharma, Delhi Police say she was questioned on Jun 18

Claim she was served a notice and appeared for questioning

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The Delhi Police, on Friday, said it had issued a notice to suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma on June 18 and questioned her the same day for allegedly hurting religious sentiments, hours after the Supreme Court rebuked her for her controversial comments against prophet Muhammad.

She was booked over her controversial remarks on Muhammad during a TV debate that triggered protests across the country and drew sharp reactions from many Gulf countries. The BJP subsequently suspended her from the party.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Intelligence Fusion and Strategic Operations) KPS Malhotra on Friday said a notice under section 41A CrPC (notice of appearance before police officer) was served on Sharma on June 18.

She joined the investigation and her statement was recorded the same day, he said.

The apex court came down heavily on Sharma for her controversial comments, saying her loose tongue has set the entire country on fire and that she is single-handedly responsible for what is happening in the country.

Refusing to entertain Sharma's plea for clubbing of FIRs lodged in various states against her for the remark, the bench held that the comment was made either for cheap publicity, political agenda or some nefarious activities.

"She actually has a loose tongue and has made all kinds of irresponsible statements on TV and set the entire country on fire. Yet, she claims to be a lawyer of 10 years standing... She should have immediately apologised for her comments to the whole country," the court said.


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