Prophet remarks: Delhi Police to probe all cases against Nupur Sharma as SC clubs FIRs

THE SUPREME Court on Wednesday ordered that all existing and future FIRs against suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma for her remarks on the Prophet should be clubbed together and transferred to the Delhi Police.
Multiple FIRs have been filed against Sharma, across different states including Delhi, West Bengal and Maharashtra, for her remarks on the Prophet during a TV show on May 26.
On July 1, the bench had declined to entertain Sharma’s plea for clubbing the FIRs against her, and had reprimanded her, saying she has a “loose tongue” and is “single-handedly responsible for what is happening in the country”. But on July 19, the bench had granted her interim protection from “coercive action”, and clarified that it “never wanted” Sharma to go to “every court” to seek relief in the cases.
“Since this court has already taken cognizance of a serious threat to the life and liberty of the petitioner, and specific instances in relation thereto have been cited in our previous order dated July 19, 2022, besides those contained in the additional affidavit filed by the petitioner today, we direct that all the FIRs…be transferred and clubbed for the purpose of investigation by Delhi Police,” the bench said on Wednesday.
Sharma’s counsel, Senior Advocate Maninder Singh, told the bench that the petitioner had come to know about two more FIRs filed against her. “The most important consideration is threat to life,” he submitted, and urged the court to club all the FIRs with the one registered in Delhi.