Monday, April 15, 2024
HomeReportsEtawah police arrests a Christian priest for carrying out illegal conversion

Etawah police arrests a Christian priest for carrying out illegal conversion

Also Read

Vijay Deo Jha
Vijay Deo Jha
Vijay Deo Jha is an Indian journalist having over over 16 years of experience of the main stream media. He remained associated with several media organization namely The Pioneer, The Telegraph, India Today. He is currently associated with OpIndia as an editor.

Uttar Pradesh Police on Saturday arrested a Christian priest Shyam Sundar in Etawah district on Saturday afternoon for carrying out conversion in an illegal manner.

“An FIR has been booked under section 3/5 (1) of UP Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Act at Bakewar police station of Etawah district. There was a complaint against him that he is involved in religious conversion through illegal manner. Some documents have been recovered from his possession which is being examined. He will be shortly forwarded to judicial custody,” an official of Etawah police told Opindia.

Police said that the accused is a native of Melath Kunatha village under Bakewar. But for the past three years he has been staying at a rented house at Lakhana locality.

“The case is being investigated to ascertain allegations and who else is associated with him,” said the official.  

Police acted on the basis of the complaint lodged by a local resident Dhiraj Tiwari   who had alleged that 55 years old Shyam Sundar who is a converted Christina is indulged in conversion activities.

According to reports published in the daily vernacular there is a church at Nagla Milak village where he uses to conduct prayers.

But during initial questioning the accused said that he said that only conducts prayer and he indulged in conversion. He said that at the church people used to donate him money.  

  Support Us  

OpIndia is not rich like the mainstream media. Even a small contribution by you will help us keep running. Consider making a voluntary payment.

Trending now

Vijay Deo Jha
Vijay Deo Jha
Vijay Deo Jha is an Indian journalist having over over 16 years of experience of the main stream media. He remained associated with several media organization namely The Pioneer, The Telegraph, India Today. He is currently associated with OpIndia as an editor.
- Advertisement -

Latest News

Recently Popular