Tara Shahdeo case: husband in court over forced conversion charges today

In her FIR, Shahdeo who is a national shooter, alleged that she had to convert under duress after she learnt about her husband's faith in Islam.

hidden August 27, 2014 10:32:47 IST

RS Kohli alias Rakilbul Hussain, facing charges of deceit, exploitation and torture lodged by his newly-married wife Tara Shahdeo, was arrested in Delhi last night in a joint operation by the Ranchi and Delhi police and will be produced in court today.

"A special team arrested Kohli alias Rakilbul Hussain on the borders of Delhi-Ghaziabad. He will be brought to Ranchi by Air India tomorrow," Inspector General of Police Anurag Gupta said. He said a laptop and money were seized from him.

Tara Shahdeo case husband in court over forced conversion charges today

CID officers at the residence of Tara Shahdeo to listen to her version of the case. PTI

In her FIR, Shahdeo who is a national shooter, alleged that she had to convert under duress after she learnt about her husband's faith in Islam.

Ranchi Superintendent of Police Anoop Birtharay had on 26 August said that Tara married Kohli alias Rakibul Hussain with her consent on 7 July this year and that Kohli had recently started believing Islam.

Tara further alleged in her FIR, that she came to know about her husband's faith only after her marriage and that she was able to text SMS to her family on 19 August when she got an opportunity to text after being taken to Delhi that led to her rescue.

The police have since sealed Kohli's house and seized his cars. Meanwhile, DIG (police), Ranchi, Praveen Kumar Singh said Kohli was arrested with his mother.

A four-member team had been sent to Delhi for his arrest, he said, adding that, after getting wind of the police's raid, Kohli left his hotel but was arrested nearby with his mother.

With inputs from PTI

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