Nupur Sharma Not Found!
Suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma is untraceable days after police cases were filed against her in several states over her comments on Prophet Muhammad on a news channel.
The Mumbai Police had filed a case against Sharma, a Delhi resident, on May 28, after her comment sparked outrage in India and Gulf nations, based on a complaint by Irfan Sheikh, the joint secretary of a Muslim outfit, Raza Academy.
A Mumbai Police team in Delhi to question Nupur couldn't find her, sources have said. She has become untraceable, they said.
The Mumbai Police have enough evidence to arrest the former BJP spokesperson, Maharashtra Home Ministry sources.
The Mumbai Police team has been staying in the national capital for the last 5 days, looking for Ms. Sharma.
Ms. Sharma also faces FIR filed by the Kolkata Police based on a complaint by Trinamool Congress minority cell general secretary Abul Sohail. The Kolkata Police summoned her to record her statement on June 20.
The Delhi Police have filed another FIR against Ms. Sharma over her comment on Prophet Mohammad.
The BJP suspended Ms. Sharma after her comments on Prophet Muhammad on TV drew furious reactions and official protests from at least 15 nations, including Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia. Several Gulf nations had summoned Indian envoys and expressed condemnation over what they called "anti-Islamic statements" by BJP spokespersons.
Ms. Sharma withdrew her statement "unconditionally" and claimed she was reacting to "continuous insult and disrespect towards our Mahadev (Lord Shiva)."