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SC orders NIA probe into Kerala girl's conversion, marriage

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  17 Aug 2017 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, Aug 16: The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered a tiol Investigation Agency (NIA) probe into the conversion and marriage of a Hindu girl in Kerala in 2016. Justice R.V. Ravindran, a retired judge of the apex court, will supervise the investigation. Ordering the probe, a bench of Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud said before taking a fil call, the court “shall require the presence of the girl”. The Bench said it would decide the issue after getting inputs from all, including the NIA, Kerala government and others. The order came after Kapil Sibal, appearing for the petitioner, Shafeen Jahan, said the court should decide the issue after speaking to the girl. The marriage of the converted girl with Jahan was nullified by the Kerala High Court. Petitioner Jahan has moved the top court challenging the High Court’s decision. (IANS)

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