In her complaint, the victim, a 23-year-old engineering student, accused the man of repeatedly raping her and bullying her besides threatening her to change her faith to marry him, they said.
The accused was stalking the complainant and forcing her to marry him and change her religion.
A division bench of Justices S S Shinde and Manish Pitale was hearing a habeas corpus (produce the person) petition filed by a man claiming his 23-year-old girlfriend had been detained by her parents
Additional Advocate General Manish Goyal had urged the Chief Justice of Allahabad HC to adjourn the matter sine die as the SC had issued a notice in the case to the state government.
The apex court earlier this month issued notice to both the state governments on petitions filed by advocate Vishal Thakre and others as well as an NGO, 'Citizen for Justice and Peace'.
The complainant alleged that the accused sexually exploited her after concealing his faith.
Shah, who is married to theatre-film actor Ratna Pathak Shah, said he always believed that his marriage to a Hindu woman would set a "healthy precedent".
The ordinance entails a punishment of one to 10 years in cases of forced conversion, which includes forced or fraudulent marriage by hiding one’s original religious identity.
While delivering the order, the single judge bench reiterated that no one was entitled to disrupt the lives of two adults who choose to live together willingly.
An FIR was earlier registered against brothers Nadeem and Salman for allegedly trying to unlawfully convert a woman to another religion but no evidence has been found against them.
The petition filed by advocate Saurabh Kumar and others have asked the court to declare the ordinance as ultra vires of the Constitution.
A statement had claimed that four former HC judges have signed the letter sent to the UP Chief Minister.
Last week, over 100 ex-bureaucrats had written an open letter to UP CM saying that new anti-conversion law had turned the state into “the epicentre of politics of hate, division and bigotry".
Love jihad is a term coined by Hindutva groups for Hindu girls being allegedly forced to convert to Islam in the guise of marriage.
The state cabinet meeting chaired by CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan passed the MP Dharma Swatantreya 2020 (MP Freedom of Religion) ordinance on Tuesday.