@sullybiker Google "Umar Gautam", he's a convert to Islam from Hinduism quite a while ago and facilitated people who converted to Islam. My wife's cousin is part of the "conversion ring" named Salahuddin Sheikh. She grew up with him as her 2nd father of sorts (he's much older).
Broader picture: India adopted the ideology Hindutva, its basically part of the far-right wave.
The charges were recently upgraded to Treason. Again, its a show-trial to get safron-wearing Hindutva going nuts.
My wife's cousin and Umar Gautam are from a Southern province called Gujarat, but their trial was shipped far north to a province called Uttar Pradesh. Why? Because that is a strong-house of the Hindutva. It's the equivalent of how the South is Trump country.