'Love Jihad': Tara Shahdeo's husband to be produced before Jharkhand court today

National-level shooter Tara Shahdeo's husband, who has been accused of beating her and forcing her to convert to Islam after their marriage in July, will be produced before a sessions court here on Thursday.

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Ranchi: National-level shooter Tara Shahdeo's husband, who has been accused of beating her and forcing her to convert to Islam after their marriage in July, will be produced before a sessions court here on Thursday.

A Delhi court had on Wednesday granted Jharkhand Police three-day transit remand of Ranjeet Singh Kohli alias Rakibul Hasan Khan. The 30-year-old was arrested along with his mother on Tuesday night from near the Delhi-Ghaziabad border in a joint operation of Jharkhand and Delhi police.

Tara, 23, who had won gold medal in the 2009 Eastern Zone championship, has, meanwhile, demanded a CBI probe into the episode.

"We demand a CBI probe. Ranjeet alias Rakibul is playing his cards and everything is taking place as per his plan. The issue will die down after his arrest. He has connection with ministers, police officers and people in the judiciary. Only a CBI probe will unveil the entire thing," Tara told reporters.

She is happy that Ranjeet has been arrested but is sceptical of getting justice. Video footage on some news channels shows Ranjeet's mother dancing with a police officer on the day of her son's marriage.

Ranjeet had on Tuesday sent an e-mail to media houses claiming his innocence and saying that his 80-year-old mother was operated upon and was undergoing treatment.

The Ranchi police say they have not got any documentary evidence to prove that Ranjeet is a Muslim by faith.

Sources close to Shahdeo say police are making a case of a husband torturing his wife. They say the police are not interested in interrogating politicians, police and judicial officials who were visitors at Ranjeet's house.

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