The accused used to promise the ailing of quick recovery with treatment by quacks and also offer money to induce the gullible Hindus and convert them to Christianity
Jaunpur: The police have booked 271 persons in Uttar Pradesh’s Jaunpur on charges of promoting conversion to the Christianity by spreading misinformation about Hinduism, the police said on Thursday.
A First Information Report was lodged at Chandwak police station in the district. "The FIR was lodged on Wednesday against a total of 271 persons for various penal offences like cheating, defiling places of worship and prejudicing national integration," said Additional Superintendent of Police Anil Kumar Pandey.
The officer identified Jaunpur natives Durga Prasad Yadav, Kirit Rai and Jitendra Ramone as those named in the FIR.
The case was registered on the orders of a court here on a plea by a Hindu Jagran Manch (HJM) worker. The complainant's advocate Brijesh Singh alleged the accused had been convincing people from Jaunpur, Varanasi, Azamgarh and Ghazipur districts for the last few years to visit a church in Baldeh village and attend the prayers there. They used to spread various misinformation about Hinduism and convince them to embrace Christianity, Singh alleged.
The accused used to promise the ailing of quick recovery with treatment by quacks and also offer money to induce the gullible Hindus and convert them to Christianity, Singh said.
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Last Updated Sep 9, 2018, 9:47 AM IST