The Supreme Court has refused to hear the petition filed regarding the arrest of former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma. The top court says that it has far-reaching consequences. Action was demanded against Nupur Sharma and her arrest for allegedly making objectionable remarks on Prophet Muhammad.
A bench headed by Chief Justice UU Lalit asked the petitioner to withdraw the petition filed against Nupur Sharma. The bench said that this very simple sounds innocuous, but in reality it has far-reaching consequences. We suggest that the petition be withdrawn. After this, with the consent of the petitioner, it was decided to withdraw the petition and accept it as dismissed.
Earlier, the Supreme Court had merged at least 10 FIRs across the country against Sharma for his controversial remarks with those registered by the Delhi Police and transferred all the cases to Delhi. The apex court had also rejected the demand of the West Bengal government to set up a multi-state investigative agency and supervise the investigation.
The last hearing in this case was held on August 10 and then the court, accepting Nupur's demand, transferred all the complaints against her to Delhi as well. The petition was filed on behalf of Advocate Abu Sohail through Advocate Chand Qureshi in the Supreme Court and in this petition the demand for an 'independent, credible and fair investigation' was raised. The most important thing in this is that the Apex Court had already asked to transfer all the FIRs registered in the case to the Delhi Police.