Police book Muslim cleric who forced minor girl for marriage in Pune

    30-Apr-2021   
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A case has been registered against nine persons, including a Maulana who carried out a marriage of a minor girl in December 2020. The marriage took place at Khadki town of Pune district in Maharashtra. The 15-year-old victim lodged a complaint at Bhosari Police Station on December 25, Pcbtoday reported.
 
Police book Muslim cleric 
 
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Accordingly, after the investigation, a case has been registered against a groom Chand Salim Sheikh (age 22), Razia Salim Sheikh (age 50), Anjuman Salim Sheikh (age 24), Jabin Javed Sheikh (age 33), Papa Sayyed (age 50), Farzana Multani (age 33), Yasmin Sayyed (age 22) and Maulana (Name & address not known).
 
According to senior police inspector Shankar Avtade, even though the girl was underage, Maulana arranged her marriage to the accused Chand. The girl then came to the police station and lodged a complaint. A case has been registered accordingly.
 
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