Didn't force Tara Shahdeo to convert her religion: Husband

In an interesting twist, Tara Shahdeo's husband Ranjit Singh Kohli alias Rakibul Hassan and his mother on Thursday denied forcing the national shooter to convert her religion.

Last Updated: Aug 28, 2014, 16:22 PM IST

New Delhi: In an interesting twist, Tara Shahdeo's husband Ranjit Singh Kohli alias Rakibul Hassan and his mother on Thursday denied forcing the national shooter to convert her religion.

Kohli, along with his mother, were on board a flight to Ranchi when he made this claim. A Delhi court had on Wednesday granted Jharkhand Police three-day transit remand of Kohli, who has been accused of beating Tara and forcing her to convert to Islam after their marriage in July.

"It's my family matter. She is my wife and that is it. The allegations against me are false. My name is Ranjit Singh Kohli and I never forced her to convert her religion. You should ask her about the allegations," said Kohli.

"I didn't have any fight with her recently, I never ran a sex racket, I had good relations with ministers, and it's not my letter where the name Rakibul Hassan is written," he added.

"I can't say anything because it's their personal matter. My son's name is not Rakibul Hassan, his name is Ranjit Singh Kohli. He was not forcing her to convert her religion, only she knows why is she saying so," said Kohli's mother.

Kohli has now been kept at Ranchi's Namkum police station for interrogation.

Tara has demanded a CBI probe into the case and thanked the police for acting promptly on her complaint.

Tara had married Ranjit Kohli alias Rakibul Hussain in July this year, but she later found out later that her husband belonged to a different faith.

The national shooter had earlier alleged that Kohli beat her and forced her to convert to Islam after they got married in July. Tara had also alleged that she came to know about her husband's faith only after her marriage and that she was only able to SMS her family on August 19 and that led to her rescue.

Kohli, however, had denied Tara's claims of torture and said that she had asked for Rs 15 lakhs to marry him. He also refuted claims of converting her religion.

(With ANI inputs)