UP: Two held for luring 110 people for conversion to Christianity (Times Of India)

UP Police intercepted buses carrying 110 people for alleged religious conversion. Arrests were made under the UP law. Bajrang Dal activists alerted the police about cash incentives for conversion, leading to further complaints and identification of more suspects.

By Faiz Siddiqui / TNN 

KANPUR: UP Police intercepted on Sunday two buses ferrying 110 people from Kanpur to Unnao for an event where they were to be allegedly converted to Christianity. Two people were arrested and charged under the UP Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance.

ACP Mahesh Kumar said the accused – Simon Williams and Deepak Morris – promised Rs 50,000 each to residents of slums in Kanpur’s Nawabganj, Armapur, Kohna and some other places if they converted to Christianity.

A group of Bajrang Dal activists got wind of the plan and alerted Nawabganj police station late on Saturday, sources said. Two buses picked up the group from Nawabganj and were headed to a church in Unnao for the alleged conversion ceremony when police came in the way.

This story was originally published in timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Read the full story here.

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