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Posted On : 16 Aug, 2017  Source : PTI  Place : New Delhi 
NIA probe on 'love jihad' may cover all suspicious cases
The NIA probe, ordered by the Supreme Court today, into a case of conversion and marriage of a Hindu woman to a Muslim man is expected to look into a number of similar suspicious cases reported in Kerala in recent past, a government official said.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has concluded investigation into some alleged cases of 'love jihad' in which women were allegedly being sent to Syria to join the dreaded terror group ISIS, the official said.

The report has already been submitted to the Kerala High Court in a sealed cover. So, naturally, when the NIA will start its investigation after today's order of the Supreme Court, it will cover all such suspicious cases, the official said.

The apex court ordered NIA to investigate a case of conversion and marriage of a Hindu woman to a Muslim man, as the anti-terror probe agency claimed it was not an isolated incident but a "pattern" was emerging in Kerala.

The Kerala High Court had annulled the marriage, terming it an instance of 'love jihad'.

The court directed the NIA to probe the incident under the supervision of retired apex court judge Justice R V Raveendran.
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