Sacked Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Nupur Sharma skipped her appearance on Monday before Narkeldanga police station in Kolkata, which had sent her a notice on the basis of a first information report (FIR) filed by a local resident over her controversial remarks against Prophet Muhammed, an officer her said.
Sharma sent an email to the police station expressing her inability to appear before it on Monday, the police officer stated.
Sharma's comments, made during a TV debate, had sparked violent agitations in several parts of the country.
Protests had turned violent in West Bengal on May 26, with demonstrators blocking roads, vandalising public property and torching vehicles in Howrah district.
A complaint was filed before the Narkeldanga police station by a local resident claiming that her comments had caused unrest.