The Supreme Court Bench comprising of Justice Surya Kant and Justice J. B. Pardiwala today directed the clubbing and transferring of FIRs registered against Nupur Sharma for her comments on Prophet Mohammad to Delhi Police.

The Court observed -

"Since this Court has already taken cognizance of serious threat to life and security of the petitioner, we direct that all FIRs against Nupur Sharma be transferred and clubbed for investigation to the Delhi Police."

The Court further also held, "We direct that Maharashtra FIR and Delhi Police IFSO unit FIR be investigated together and the other FIRs be clubbed with them. Since IFSO is a specialised agency they can investigate the FIRs."

The Court also observed that Sharma is at liberty to pursue her rights and remedies by approaching the Delhi HC in respect of FIRs that have been filed and which may be filed in the future.

The Court noted, "As regards FIRs registered against her we are of the view that she may approach the Delhi HC for quashing. An FIR has been filed in Maharashtra and a similar FIR has been filed by Delhi Police IFSO unit."

"Interim order of 19.7.22 to continue. The directions issued hereinabove shall extend to any FIRs which may be filed and in that event FIRs in future shall also be transferred to IFSO," the Bench held.

Solicitor General Maninder Singh appeared for Nupur Sharma while Senior Advocate Meneka Guruswamy appeared for the Respondent before the Apex Court.

Nupur Sharma, ex- BJP spokesperson, had once again moved the Supreme Court with a new application seeking to revive her previous petition seeking clubbing of the multiple FIRs that have been filed against her throughout the country for the alleged blasphemous remarks that she had made about Prophet Mohammed. She had also sought protection from arrest as an interim relief in the cases filed against her.

The same Bench of Justice Surya Kant and Justice J. B. Pardiwala had on July 1 made some controversial remarks while hearing the plea of Nupur Sharma seeking transfer and consolidation of the FIRs registered against her across the country.

The Bench had said that the outburst by Nupur Sharma (alleged blasphemous remarks) was responsible for the incident of Udaipur where a tailor was beheaded. The Bench had also said that Nupur Sharma should have apologized to the nation and that she is single-handedly responsible for what happened in the country, referring to the riots that happened in different parts of the country against her remarks.

The case before the Court was dismissed as withdrawn "with liberty to avail alternate remedy available under the law". However, the oral remarks by the Bench during the hearing had led to a huge uproar. (Read Reports)

Multiple letter petitions had been filed before the Chief Justice of India seeking withdrawal of the remarks by the Bench.