Earlier, the SC had handed over similar FIRs filed against suspended BJP spokesman Nupur Sharma to the IFSO unit of the Delhi Police.
New Delhi,UPDATED: Nov 4 2022 8:09 PM IST
The SC also granted protection to Jindal against any coercion for eight weeks.
By Kanu Sarda: The Supreme Court on Friday handed over all FIRs filed against ousted Delhi BJP spokesman Naveen Kumar Jindal, over his remarks against Prophet Mohammed, to the Intelligence Fusion and Strategic Operations (IFSO) unit of Delhi Police .
Earlier, the court had transferred similar FIRs filed against suspended BJP spokesman Nupur Sharma to the IFSO unit of the Delhi Police.
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Senior lawyer Geeta Luthra, who appeared before Jindal, cited Nupur Sharma’s order and urged the court to grant Jindal similar protections from coercive measures and hand over all FIRs filed against him in various parts of the country. to the Delhi Police.
Additional Solicitor General Vikramjit Banerjee, who appeared on behalf of the investigative agency, did not oppose the plea.
A bench headed by Judge MR Shah said: “Given that the respective complaints of the FIRs seeking to be transferred to New Delhi stem from the same tweet by the same Twitter handle, and also taking into account the order of this court on September 23, we have the current subpoena petition. All FIRs/complaints should be handed over to the IFSO unit of Delhi Police.”
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After Nupur Sharma’s alleged comments during a TV debate, protests were held across the country, after which she was expelled from the party.