SC Clubs All FIRs Against Nupur Sharma, Transfers to Delhi Police for Probe

The court also said that the same relief will extend to any future FIR against Sharma pertaining to her remarks.

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday, 10 August, clubbed all FIRs against suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma over her controversial remarks against Prophet Muhammad.

Further, all the clubbed FIRs against Nupur Sharma have been transferred to Delhi Police for investigation and are now slated to be probed by the Intelligence Fusion & Strategic Operations (IFSO) of the Delhi Police, Bar and Bench reported.

The court also said, according to LiveLaw, that the same relief will extend to any future FIR or complaint against Sharma pertaining to the same telecast from 26 May in which she had made those remarks.

"Till the probe is over, the interim protection granted to Nupur Sharma shall stand extended," the court added.

The order was passed by Justices Surya Kant and JB Pardiwala, who had also reportedly issued notice to the Union as well as the states where the FIRs have been registered to explore the modality of giving Sharma security from life threats.


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This is the same bench of the Supreme Court that had previously heard Sharma's petition. But Sharma had gone on to withdraw her petition that time following critical remarks from the bench. Subsequently, she approached the court with a fresh Miscellaneous Application seeking revival of that petition.

Nupur Sharma’s counsel had claimed, when the matter was filed afresh, that there is “ever increasing serious threat” to her life and said: “We have seen in past how these situations pan out. Whatever has happened has happened. I had to withdraw... now another 3 to 4 FIRs have been registered..."

Thereby, on 19 July, the bench had granted interim relief to Sharma and ordered that no coercive action shall be taken against her in the existing FIRs or in any FIR that may be registered against her in connection with the same telecast (of her remarks against Prophet Muhammad).

What the Supreme Court Had Said

Formerly, hearing Sharma's plea to move all the FIRs registered against her over the matter to Delhi, the bench of Justices Surya Kant and JB Pardiwala had criticised her remarks against Prophet Muhammad.

"The way she has ignited emotions across the country. This lady is single handedly responsible for what is happening in the country. We saw the debate on how she was incited... She should apologise to the whole country," Bar and Bench had quoted Justice Surya Kant as saying.

(With inputs from LiveLaw and Bar & Bench.)

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