The Special Additional District and Session Court (NIA/ATS) ordered 10-day police custody to Maulana Kaleem Siddiqui, who has been accused in an illegal conversion case. Uttar Pradesh ATS had arrested Siddiqui on September 21 for unlawful conversion of people to Islam.
ADG (Law and Order) Prashant Kumar said that Maulana Siddiqui will be interrogated to get more information from him about his links. The ATS has so far arrested 10 people in connection with the conversion racket, Kumar said.
Siddiqui, a well-known Islamic scholar from Meerut, was arrested three months after Delhi's Jamia Nagar residents Mufti Qazi Jahangir Alam Qasmi and Mohammad Umar Gautam were apprehended by the ATS.
According to officials, Qasmi and Gautam were running Islamic Dawah Centre, an outfit allegedly working on the ISI funding for converting deaf-mute students to Islam.
Those arrested were booked under relevant sections of the Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Act, 2020 and the Indian Penal Code, as per officials.