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Breaking: SC Orders NIA Probe In Hadiya Case Under Supervision Of Justice RV Raveendran

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16 Aug 2017 6:24 AM GMT
Breaking: SC Orders NIA Probe In Hadiya Case Under Supervision Of Justice RV Raveendran
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Supreme Court of India on Wednesday has ordered NIA investigation in the Hadiya Case under the supervision of former Supreme Court Judge Justice RV Raveendran.

 The case concerns Hadiya’s conversion to Islam, and her subsequent marriage to a Muslim man Shafin Jahan. In a judgment rendered on 25 May this year, a Division Bench of Kerala High Court had called her marriage a “sham”, and had annulled it, directing her return to the protective custody of her Hindu parents. Against this Shafin Jahan approached the Supreme Court.

 In the last hearing the Supreme Court has directed the Kerala police to share the files relating to the case to NIA to find whether it is an isolated case or it involved a larger conspiracy.

Today Additional Solicitor General Maninder Singh submitted that Hadiya’s conversion and marriage is not an isolated case. He also cited another case and said the organisation involved in both the case was the same.

 The Counsel for Kerala Government submitted that it has no objection for NIA investigation.

Though the bench of Chief Justice Khehar and Justice DY Chandrachud initially suggested the name of Justice KS Radhakrishnan, lawyers appeared for Shafin, Kapil Sibel and Indira Jaising suggested the Court to consider a retired non-Keralite judge for supervision. Then the Court finalized Justice RV Raveendran's name.

The Bench also said it will hear Hadiya before the final disposal of the case.

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