'Love Jihad': Raqibul Hasan's police remand extended by three days

Zee Media Bureau

Ranchi: A court here extended the police remand of Ranjit Kohli alias Raqibul Hasan, an accused in the 'Love Jihad' by three days on Monday.

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 may also seek his custody, reports added.

Yesterday, police 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 Aug 19, she messaged her family and was rescued.

With agency inputs

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