The Uttar Pradesh Police on Tuesday issued a notice to the chancellor, vice chancellor and another official of a Christian institute, and a bishop asking them to explain their roles in an alleged unlawful religious conversion case in Fatehpur district, reported The Indian Express.
The case was registered on April 14 after members of several Hindutva groups held protests outside the Evangelical Church of India in Hariharganj area of Fatehpur alleging that locals were being converted.
The police had registered a first information report based on the complaint of Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Himanshu Dixit, reported The Wire.
“During investigation, the role of Chancellor Jetti A Oliver, Vice Chancellor Rajendra B Lal and administrative official Vinod B Lal of the Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences came to light,” Amit Kumar Mishra, the investigating officer of the case, told The Indian Express.
The case was filed under sections 153A (Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion), 506 (Criminal intimidation), 420 (cheating), 467 and 468 (forgery and cheating), of the Indian Penal Code, and Sections 3 and 5 (1) of the Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Act, 2021.
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