New Delhi : In a shocking twist to the Kerala ‘love jihad’ case that the Supreme Court is hearing, two ISIS suspects have confessed to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) that Akhila/Hadiya’s husband was in touch with them.
The NIA probe into the Hadiya case had earlier found that her husband Shafin Jahan was in touch with two charge-sheeted accused of the ISIS. The ISIS suspects have now confessed to the agency that Jahan was indeed in touch with them.
The NIA has been interrogating the two suspects, Manseed and Safvan, accused in the Omar-al-Hindi case through Facebook group dealing with activities of SDPI, the political arm of Popular Front of India (PFI). The case pertains to a conspiracy by ISIS-inspired groups to target judges, police officers and political leaders in south India.
The NIA probe has so far found that Jahan was in touch with Manseed and Safvan through Muneer, a common friend who is known to Sainaba, Hadiya’s court-appointed guardian. The NIA has also been probing a possible case of love-jihad in the marriage of Hadiya and Shafin Jahan.
Last month, Shafin Jahan was called to the NIA headquarters in Kochi and was grilled for over four hours by the agency over the alleged ‘terror link.’
Hadiya’s father had first approached the court alleging that the marriage of his daughter, Hadiya alias Akhila, is a case of love jihad. Hadiya’s father had claimed that Shafin Jahan was a “radicalised man” and he has had links with the person who used to recruit for ISIS.
The Kerala High Court had on May 29 annulled the marriage of Hadiya with her husband Shafi Jahan, terming it as an instance of ‘love jihad’, following which the man approached the apex court.
Hadiya was in the custody of her parents for almost six months after the Kerala High Court had on May 29 annulled her marriage. She is currently continuing her studies at a college in Salem in Tamil Nadu after the Supreme Court allowed her to move out of her parents’ custody.
Hadiya, a Hindu by birth, had converted to Islam a few months before her marriage.
Source : Times Now