up ats arrests pak based jaish terrorist tasked to kill nupur sharma

The Uttar Pradesh ATS has said that a terrorist arrested from Saharanpur in the state was assigned the task of killing BJP leader Nupur Sharma. It has also claimed that it was being controlled by Pakistan-based terrorist groups Jaish-e-Mohammed and Tehreek-e-Taliban.

The accused has been identified as Mohammad Nadeem. He was arrested by the state’s Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS). ANI quoted the police as saying that the accused was tasked with the murder of former BJP leader Nupur Sharma who was recently involved in a controversy for making derogatory remarks against Prophet Mohammad.

According to a report, the police have said that Nadeem was in constant contact with operatives outside Pakistan since 2018. Police further said that Nadeem used various social media platforms to connect with his masters, who had assigned him the task of killing Sharma. Police have said that Mohammad Nadeem was ready to go to Pakistan for arms training, his phone records and messages have revealed. According to the police, the accused has also named an Indian colleague and further investigation is on about him.

Let us inform that Nupur Sharma’s remarks about Prophet Mohammad Saheb had faced huge protests across the country, there was a lot of pressure on the government to take action against Nupur at the international level as well. The complaints were officially lodged by the Gulf countries. BJP was badly trapped in this matter. Sharma was then suspended as the spokesperson of the BJP in June.

After this case, cases were registered against Nupur in Delhi, Maharashtra, Telangana, West Bengal, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Assam. Nupur Sharma, during the hearing on July 1, citing threat to her life, had requested the Supreme Court to club all the FIRs registered against her across the country and transfer them to Delhi.

He had argued that after the July 1 order, an employee of Ajmer dargah threatened to slit his throat on video and another resident of Uttar Pradesh abused him and threatened to behead him.

Nupur had said in the petition that there is a threat to her life and in such a situation, this danger will be more by going to different states for hearing. Hearing in this matter two days ago, the Supreme Court ordered transfer of all the 10 cases registered against him across the country to Delhi. The court, while giving relief, said that all the cases registered against Nupur Sharma are clubbed so that she does not have to go to different states to defend herself in those cases.

A bench of Justice Surya Kant and Justice JB Pardiwala said, “Since this court has already taken cognizance of the grave threat to life and safety of the petitioner, we direct that all the FIRs against Nupur Sharma be transferred and the Delhi Police be added for investigation.

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