Kerala tells SC: No need for NIA to probe 'love jihad' case
ANI | Updated: Oct 07, 2017 18:26 IST
New Delhi [India], October 7 (ANI): The Kerala government on Saturday told the Supreme Court that the state police is effectively investigating the alleged 'love jihad' case of the state and hence there is no need for the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to probe it.
In an affidavit, the state government informed the Supreme Court that the state police is competent enough to investigate such crimes.
Earlier, a group of people had submitted a petition to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and demanded a probe into the alleged unlawful incarceration of Hadiya, the 24-year-old Vaikom native, who had converted to Islam after marriage.
The case is under consideration of the Supreme Court now, which had ordered the NIA investigation into it.
Earlier in August, in compliance with the orders of the top court, the case was re-registered by the NIA and an investigation was taken up. (ANI)