Another police station in Kolkata on Thursday issued notice to suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma in connection with her controversial remarks about Prophet Muhammad.
Sources in Kolkata Police said, in a fresh notice from Amherst Street Police Station under North and North Suburban Division of Kolkata Police, Sharma has been asked to appear at the police station on June 25. The notice has been sent through email and speed post.
Earlier, Narkeldanga police station under the Eastern Suburban Division of Kolkata Police had issued a similar summon to Sharma, asking him to appear for questioning at the said police station on June 20.
However, at the last minute, Sharma sent a release. Asked for four weeks to appear at Narkeldanga police station. In the letter, he had also expressed apprehension of security threat upon his arrival in Kolkata.
Soon after Sharma’s controversial remarks went viral, there was severe tension in several minority-dominated areas in West Bengal in Kolkata and some districts like adjoining Howrah, Murshidabad and Nadia.
Clashes broke out between the agitators and the police, in which Domjur police station in Howrah district was attacked, police vehicles were torched and several police personnel were injured. Internet services were suspended in many areas.
Following nationwide tension over controversial comments, the BJP suspended him from the party. The BJP also took action against its Delhi leader Naveen Jindal, who shared his remarks on Twitter.
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