The Delhi Police has issued arms license to former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma, who was suspended from her party over her comments on Prophet Mohammed. The license has been issued to Sharma as she was receiving death threats and applied for the licence.
According to the police, Sharma had sought an arms license from the Licensing Unit of the Delhi Police requesting for an arms licence as her life is in danger. She and her family members have received several death threats in the past months and she needs a personal gun for self-defense, officials said.
Suspended BJP member, Sharma was booked by police for inciting hatred among communities and insulting religious sentiments after a video of her comments on the Prophet Mohammed made during a news debate went viral.
Later, Sharma filed a complaint with the Cyber Cell unit of the Delhi police alleging she was receiving death threats and there was “targeted hatred” towards her, the police said. The police had lodged the next day with the Special Cell under IPC sections 506 (criminal intimidation), 507 (criminal intimidation by anonymous communication) and 509 (insulting modesty of a woman).
During the course of the investigation, Sharma filed another complaint alleging that a group of people was promoting enmity/hatred on social media over the incident.
Sharma had received threats on several occasions and that she and her family were being harassed over her remarks.
Sharma and her family were provided security cover in June.