The first case of triple talaq after the Union cabinet made it a punishable offence through an ordinance on September 19 has taken place in Uttar Pradesh.
At a police station in Bijnor district of Uttar Pradesh, a man allegedly divorced his first wife by pronouncing triple talaq and solemnised his second marriage, prompting the family of his first wife to lodge a case of instant divorce against him.
The police refuted the allegations, Though the residents claimed that the accused man gave instant divorce to his wife and married another woman at Kotwali Dehat station.
“A case of instant divorce had been registered against six people under section 3/4 of the Muslim Woman (Protection of Marriage Ordinance, 2018) at Kotwali Dehat on the complaint of Shahnaz, the mother of triple talaq victim Sultanat,” Superintendent of police (SP), Bijnor, Umesh Kumar Singh said.
He further added that a probe had been ordered into the alleged role of police personnel in ‘triple talaq’ and ‘nikaah’ inside the police station.
Shahnaz accused her son-in-in-law Gulfam of giving triple talaq to her daughter. She also accused Haji Iqbal, Sharafat, Chandshah, Nazaqat and Anees Ahmad of pressuring Gulfam to divorce her daughter and marry another woman.
A local resident said Gulfam had an affair with a woman before his marriage but his family was against it. Gulfam, his girlfriend and other family members were brought to the police station to sort out the issue where Gulfam agreed to divorce his wife and marry his girlfriend.