New Delhi: The special cell of Delhi police has registered a case against eight, including expelled Delhi BJP media head Naveen Kumar Jindal, suspended spokesperson Nupur Sharma, journalist Saba Naqvi, and others in cases connected to hurting religious sentiments.
DCP K.P.S. Malhotra said the FIR against several individuals cuts across religions and will investigate the roles of various social media bodies in encouraging false and wrong information with the purpose of creating unrest in cyber space.
“We have lodged an FIR under numerous IPC sections against those who were spreading hate messages, provocative speeches which are harmful to the maintenance of public tranquility,” he said.
Hindu Mahasabha officer Puja Shakun Pandey, Peace Party’s Shadab Chauhan, and Maulana Mufti Nadeem—accused of inflammatory speech—from Rajasthan. Their names are also included in this list.
The BJP on Sunday suspended Nupur Sharma and expelled its Delhi unit media head Naveen Kumar Jindal after a row over their alleged insulting remarks against Prophet Mohammad escalated with protests from some Muslim countries.
Sharma’s comments, made in a TV debate recently, and Jindal’s now-deleted tweets sparked a Twitter trend calling for a boycott of Indian products in some Arab countries.