Amroha (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 18 : Within the first case of conviction beneath the Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Illegal Conversion of Faith Act, 2021, (anti-conversion legislation) a courtroom in Amroha has served a five-year jail time period to a 26-year-old carpenter.
Extra Director Basic of Police, Prosecution, Ashutosh Pandey, confirmed that for the reason that introduction of the brand new legislation in December 2021, the conviction by the Amroha courtroom was the primary beneath the brand new legislation.
Amroha Extra District Decide (POCSO courtroom), Kapila Raghav on Saturday introduced a jail time period of 5 years for Afzal and imposed a penalty of Rs 40,000.
Gajendra Pal Singh, Investigation Officer at Hasanpur police station, stated that on April 4, 2021, Amroha police had arrested Afzal from Delhi and booked him beneath Uttar Pradesh’s anti-conversion legislation for allegedly kidnapping a 16-year-old lady belonging to a different group.
“The lady’s father, who ran a plant nursery, had claimed that his daughter had left house for work however didn’t return. He had additionally advised the police that two locals had noticed her with a youth.
The lady’s household had advised the police that they knew the lady was in common contact with Afzal, who used to go to her father’s nursery to buy vegetation.
The police then filed a case in opposition to Afzal and charged him with kidnapping and invoked the anti-conversion legislation.