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Probe crimil dimension, not Hadiya's marriage: SC to NIA

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  24 Jan 2018 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, Jan 23: The Supreme Court on Tuesday permitted the NIA to continue its probe into any crimility in the marriage of Hadiya, a Hindu woman from Kerala who converted to Islam, with Shafin Jahan but not intrude into their marriage. Observing that probe into the crimil aspect has to be segregated from the marriage, a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice DY Chandrachud said “...otherwise we will be creating a bad precedent in law”.

“We can’t go into the marriage. Whether the person she is married to is good human being or a bad human” — the bench observed, noting that Hadiya is 24 years old and has made an independent decision and choice to marry. Making it clear that the tiol Investigation Agency has to stay away from the marriage of Hadiya with Shafin Jahan, the court observed that the agency could probe into “all other aspects except her marriage”.

Hadiya was set-free and allowed to pursue her studies in the last hearing of the matter as she had told the court that she wanted to pursue her internship in the Sivaraj Homoeopathic College in Salem in Tamil du. The court will hold the next hearing on February 22 when it will examine the validity of the Kerala High Court’s order annulling her marriage with Shafin Jahan. (IAns)

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