The Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorism Squad (UP ATS) has arrested three individuals from Nagpur in reference to a case registered in Lucknow underneath UP’s anti-conversion legislation, an official stated right now.
The three have been arrested from Nagpur’s Ganeshpeth space Friday evening, he stated.
The accused have been recognized as Prasad Rameshwar Kavale (from Nagpur), Kausar Alam Shaukat Ali Khan (from Jharkhand) and Bhupriya Bando Devidas Mankar (from Gadchiroli), the police official in Nagpur stated.
The UP ATS made a number of arrests final month and claimed to have busted a nationwide racket of spiritual conversions. An FIR was lodged in Lucknow underneath the state’s anti-conversion legislation.
The Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance, 2020, which was launched in November final yr, prohibits illegal non secular conversions and nullifies marriages if they’re carried out with the only goal of spiritual conversion.
The legislation supplies for imprisonment of as much as 10 years and a most high-quality of Rs 50,000 underneath completely different classes.
The UP police stated that they’ve recovered a register from a few of the accused arrested earlier. The register has particulars of over 1,000 individuals from Maharashtra, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, and Delhi with their names and addresses talked about in it, they stated.