One held for forcing conversion in UP district

By IANS | Published: January 5, 2023 09:27 AM2023-01-05T09:27:02+5:302023-01-05T09:35:06+5:30

Hardoi (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 5 The Hardoi police have arrested one Kamlesh Kumar, 45, under the provisions of ...

One held for forcing conversion in UP district | One held for forcing conversion in UP district

One held for forcing conversion in UP district

Hardoi (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 5 The Hardoi police have arrested one Kamlesh Kumar, 45, under the provisions of UP Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Act.

Police said Kamlesh had organised a ceremony at his house in Sandila on December 31 evening in the garb of a New Year's Eve party where he tried to forcefully convert the 'guests' to Christianity.

Last week, 23 people were arrested in Sitapur for forcefully converting people to Christianity.

Inspector in-charge of Sandila police station, Dharmendra Giri, said that Kamlesh, who runs a grocery store, had organised a party at his house in Tikar Mazra which was attended by over 40 people.

"One of the guests, Bablu Dayal, told the police that Kamlesh first tried to convince everyone that Hindu religion was no good and later forced gullible locals to convert to Christianity," Giri said.

Dayal also told the police that Kamlesh also assured them regular financial help apart from jobs and employment.

"We will take him on remand and will grill him," Giri said.

Sources said the accused knew some pastors in Sitapur and frequently visited them.

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