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Prophet row: Nupur Sharma fails to appear at Kolkata police station

Sacked BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma skipped appearance on Monday before Narkeldanga police station here, which had sent her a notice over her controversial remarks against Prophet Mohammed

New Delhi: In this file photo dated Sunday, May 1, 2022, BJP Spokesperson Nupur Sharma during a programme at Delhi University. BJP suspended Sharma from party membership over her alleged remarks about Prophet Muhammad, on Sunday, June 5, 2022. (PTI P

Nupur Sharma

Press Trust of India Kolkata
Sacked BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma skipped her appearance on Monday before Narkeldanga police station here, which had sent her a notice on the basis of an FIR filed by a local resident over her controversial remarks against Prophet Mohammed, an officer her said.
Sharma sent an email to the police station expressing her inability to appear before it on Monday, the police officer stated.
Sharma's comments, made during a TV debate, had sparked violent agitations in several parts of the country.
Protests had turned violent in West Bengal on May 26, with demonstrators blocking roads, vandalising public property and torching vehicles in Howrah district.
A complaint was filed before the Narkeldanga police station by a local resident claiming that her comments had caused unrest.

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First Published: Jun 20 2022 | 6:33 PM IST

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