CID begins probe into national shooter's alleged conversion
Posted on Aug 26 2014 | IANS
Ranchi, Aug 26 : The Crime Investigation Department (CID) of Jharkhand has started a probe into a woman national shooter allegedly having been tortured to convert to Islam by a Muslim man who married her after posing as a Hindu.
A CID team went to house of Tara Sahdeo during the course of the probe.
Meanwhile, accused Ranjit Kohli alias Rakibul Hussain has sent an email to media houses through his friend Rohit, with a five-page letter attached to it.
In the letter Ranjit alias Rakibul has alleged that Tara had demanded Rs.15 lakh for marrying him. He claimed that he was Hindu and the issue was fabricated.
Tara has refuted the allegations. "Does anyone pay Rs.15 lakh to marry a girl? If he is innocent then why is he absconding. There is enough evidence against him but police are not investigating the case properly," Tara told reporters.
In her complaint to the police, Tara Sahdeo, a national-level gold-medallist rifle shooting champion said she got married in July this year to a person named Ranjit Kohli.
She said the marriage was solemnised in accordance with Hindu rituals.
However, during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, when people invited her husband for Iftar, she came to know from invitation cards that her husband's name was Rakibul Hussain.
She also alleged that Hussain and 20 other people forced her to change her religion. When she refused, she was allegedly beaten up and a dog was made to bite her.
Sahdeo alleged that she was threatened with dire consequences if she told anyone about the conversion.
She was kept under close vigil but when Hussain went to New Delhi Aug 19, she sent a message to her family members and was rescued.
Police have sealed three houses where Rakib was staying on rent and seized his seven vehicles.