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26-yr-old Muslim man becomes first arrestee under Anti-Conversion Act in K'taka

26-yr-old Muslim man becomes first arrestee under Anti-Conversion Act in Ktaka

Bengaluru: Karnataka police have arrested the 26-year-old Syed Muyeen on the charge of allegedly forcing his wife into a religious conversion, making it the first arrest after the enactment of the Anti-Conversion Act in the state.

The arrest followed the complaint filed by the father of an 18-year-old girl. According to the police, Muyeen has been accused of forcing a Hindu girl to follow Islam.

The accused was in love with the girl, a native of Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh living with her family in Silicon Valley. The accused had allegedly pressured the girl to get converted if she wished to marry him.

Police said that the girl had gone to a mosque and got converted to Islam.

The girl's father, a painter by profession, and her mother were suspicious about the movements of their daughter and had asked her not to make a hasty decision.

On October 5, the girl did not return home. She appeared before the police a week later. The parents had lodged a case under the Anti-Conversion law at the Yeshwanthpur police station in Bengaluru.

After taking up the investigation, police arrested the accused for the forceful religious conversion of the girl.

Home Minister Araga Jnanendra has stated that he would get all details of the case.

IANS input

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