Doctors face action for threat over pro-Nupur posts | India News – Times of India


NAGPUR: Two doctors were among four people against whom Amravati police initiated “preventive action” under Section 107 of the CrPC on Wednesday for allegedly threatening a fellow medical practitioner over social media posts supporting expelled BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma in the row over her remarks on the Prophet.
As the NIA dug deeper into the motive and conspiracy behind the June 21 murder of veterinary chemist Umesh Kolhe, Amravati police focused on identifying those who allegedly intimidated at least three people over their stand on the controversy stoked by Sharma’s remarks. Two of them even issued a video apology under duress, officials said.
The police briefly detained Sohail Nadvi, district president of the Popular Front of India, and searched his Chhaya Nagar residence. The NIA, too, interrogated him. The police are on the lookout for one Shamim, identified as the eighth accused in Kolhe’s murder.
Barring a couple of officials, the NIA team that had been camping in Amravati since last week headed for Mumbai, around 670km away, by road along with the seven men arrested so far in the case. The accused are to be produced in a special court there Friday.
Sources said the NIA was piecing together evidential information gathered so far about the chemist’s murder, “from instigation to planning to execution”. The agency is trying to find out if the accused received money from abroad or had international contacts.
The NIA has sought bank details of all seven men, especially alleged mastermind Irfan Khan, who ran an NGO. A joint NIA sleuths and police team also visited places frequented by the group.