Love Jihad case: Constable suspended, Raqibul Hasan's police remand extended

A constable was suspended on Monday for his involvement in the 'Love Jihad' case.

Updated: Sep 01, 2014, 23:12 PM IST

Ranchi: A constable was suspended on Monday for his involvement in the 'Love Jihad' case.

Constable Ajay Kumar, bodyguard of Deoghar district judge, was accused of helping Ranjit Kohli alias Raqibul Hasan and his mother escape.

DSPs of Torpa, Deoghar and Gadhwa too have been summoned for investigation in the case.

Earlier today a court here extended the police remand of Ranjit Kohli alias Raqibul Hasan by three days.

A team of National Investigating Agency (NIA) is also in the Jharkhand capital amid reports that Hasan's foreign connections have been unearthed by the investigating team.

NIA is likely to seek his custody for interrogation.

Cops had on Sunday seized 36 SIM cards and 15 mobile phones, two CPUs, four printers, two air shooting guns and documents related to court from Raqibul's house.

Raqibul is under arrest after national level shooter Tara Shahdeo alleged that he married her pretending to be a Hindu and later forced her to later embrace Islam.

Police sources said Kohli appeared to be close to many senior judicial and police officials.

The sources said he was even using mobile phones allotted in the name of judicial officials of Bihar.

Mustaq Ahmad, a registrar with the Jharkhand High Court, was suspended Thursday.

Shahdeo had alleged that it was Ahmad who organised her nikah with Hassan after her marriage was soleminsed in accordance with Hindu rituals.

In her complaint to police, Shadeo, a national level gold medallist rifle shooting champion, said she got married in July to Ranjit Kohli.

She said the marriage was solemnised in accordance with Hindu rituals.

However, during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, she came to know from invitation cards that her husband's original name was Rakibul Hassan.

She alleged that Kohli and 20 other people forced her to change her religion. When she refused, she was allegedly beaten up and a dog was set upon her.

Sahdeo alleged that she was threatened with dire consequences if she told anyone about the conversion.

When Kohli went to New Delhi on August 19, she messaged her family and was rescued.

With Agency Inputs