<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has taken over the probe of the Kerala love jihad case after it suggested that the case of a woman converting to Islam for the purpose of marriage is not an isolated incident.However, to ensure a fair and impartial investigation, the probe will be supervised by retired SC judge Justice RV Raveendran, a Supreme Court bench noted.The central probe agency said there were other similar cases where allegations about a well-oiled mechanism to convert women from Hinduism to Islam were made. These observations made before a bench comprising Chief Justice of India (CJI) JS Khehar and Justice DY Chandrachud were made in pursuance to an earlier order where the NIA was asked to scrutinise the investigation reports prepared by Kerala Police.On Wednesday, the bench added that before coming to any definitive or final conclusion, it would speak the 25-year-old woman who is currently under the court-ordered supervision of her parents.The husband’s counsels — senior advocates Kapil Sibal and Indira Jaising, initially objected to an NIA probe, raising apprehensions over its credibility as an independent agency. “I can file an affidavit pointing to so many u-turns it has taken in several cases,” Sibal submitted.

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Kerala Love jihad not isolated case: NIA tells SC