Rajasthan: Pak Man Crosses Border To Kill Nupur Sharma, Held

| Updated: 19 July, 2022 8:17 pm IST
Rizwan Ashraf of Pakistan crossed the border to kill suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma

JAIPUR: A man from Pakistan, who crossed the international border to allegedly kill Nupur Sharma, was apprehended by the Border Security Force (BSF) in Sri Ganga Nagar district of Rajasthan.

Initial investigation revealed that the 24-year-old man, identified as Rizwan Ashraf of Mandi Bahauddin, Punjab, Pakistan, wanted to take revenge against the suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson for making derogatory remarks against Prophet Mohammad.

The New Indian tried to contact BSF but officials refused to comment as the matter is handled by the Sri Ganga Nagar police.

Sri Ganga Nagar SP Anand Sharma said that in the initial interrogation it was revealed that Ashraf is religiously motivated to take revenge against Nupur Sharma. “The man was carrying two knives – one small and one big, water bottle, religious books, clothes and some food in a bag. He has no idea where Nupur Sharma resides or how to implement his plans. We filed an FIR and started a multi-agency interrogation of the man that was concluded on July 17 evening,” said Sharma.

The man has been taken into remand for five days and it will be further extended for investigation. Sharma said that they are yet to figure out who is behind this man or who motivated him.

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