Mumbai: Cross vandalised, police hunt for ‘miscreants’

The police registered a case against an unknown person for defiling place of worship with the intent to insult the religion under the Indian Penal Code late Sunday.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published:September 5, 2016 2:28 am

 

A Cross was allegedly destroyed by “miscreants” on Juhu Tara Road Sunday, police said. The incident took place opposite Sea Princess hotel near Juhu Chowpatty. Soon after, Christian groups protested outside the Santacruz police station.

The police registered a case against an unknown person for defiling place of worship with the intent to insult the religion under the Indian Penal Code late Sunday.

Activist Nicolas Almeida claimed that the incident was done to disturb the community on an important day. “This happened today because it was a historic day for the Indian Christian community which was rejoicing the canonisation of our very Blessed St Teresa of Calcutta. There is no other reason. We will meet the chief minister regarding this matter,” Almeida said, further alleging that it was the fourth such incident in the jurisdiction of the Santacruz police in the past 18 months.

“We have filed a case and are probing the matter,” said Shantanu Pawar, senior police inspector, Santacruz police.