Christian priest arrested for abetting conversion

June 30th, 2008 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS  

Bhopal, June 30 (IANS) A Christian priest has been arrested for allegedly abetting conversion by enticing people with promises of work in Madhya Pradesh’s Badwani district, police said Monday. “We have been receiving complaints that priest Hatte Singh in Navalpur has been luring poor people, promising them work and other benefits if they adopted Christianity as their religion,” Vijay Sisodia, a police official, told IANS over phone.

“The priest was held on Sunday after members of a Hindu outfit complained to us. We raided his residence in Navalpur and saw that he had collected about half a dozen poor people who, according to the complainants, were brought for conversion,” he said.

Singh has been arrested on similar charges earlier also.

Police said a case has been registered against the priest and the matter would be probed.

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