Haryana: Man arrested for offering Rs 2 crore reward for chopping off Nupur Sharma's tonguetext_fields
Nuh: Police in Haryana's Nuh have arrested a man who allegedly offered Rs 2 crore on camera to anyone who chopped Nupur Sharma's tongue for her controversial remark about Prophet Mohammad during a TV debate.
Accused Irshad Pradhan was charged on Thursday after a purported video of the Salaheri resident declaring the reward surfaced on social media.
The video purportedly showed Pradhan offering the reward to a YouTuber on behalf of the entire Mewat to cut off Sharma's tongue. Tension had erupted in the area after the video was widely shared on social media.
"Bring her tongue and take ₹ 2 crore. Do it and take the money right now," the man was heard purportedly saying in the video.
"He has been arrested and we are interrogating him. We will take him on police remand for questioning after producing him before a court on Saturday," Varun Singla, Senior Superintendent of Police, Nuh, said on Friday.
Reacting to the threat to Sharma, Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij assured action would be taken against the accused as per the law. Condemning the threat, he said that to some people's outdated ideology, harmony cannot be compromised across the state.
Earlier, a tailor and a chemist were killed in Udaipur and Amravati respectively for allegedly supporting Nupur Sharma.
Kanhaiya Lal Teli was brutally killed on July 2 by two persons in Rajasthan's Udaipur for allegedly supporting suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma.
Umesh Kohle, a chemist in Maharashtra's Amravati, was allegedly attacked with a knife by a group of three men on June 21. He died during treatment at a hospital.
Both the sensational murder cases are being investigated by the National Investigation Agency (NIA).