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UP: 3 arrested for trying to convert family into Christianity, say police

The three, identified as Bal Chand Jaiswal, Gopal Prajapati and Neeraj Kumar, allegedly were holding a prayer at the house of one Tribhuvan Yadav on Sunday when they were arrested.

By: Express News Service | Lucknow | December 22, 2020 3:17:58 am
Police said the three worked as preachers after converting to Christianity.

Three persons have been arrested in Deedarganj area of Azamgarh under Uttar Pradesh’s new anti-conversion law for allegedly trying to convert a family to Christianity.

The three, identified as Bal Chand Jaiswal, Gopal Prajapati and Neeraj Kumar, allegedly were holding a prayer at the house of one Tribhuvan Yadav on Sunday when they were arrested.

SHO (Deedarganj) Sanjay Kumar Singh said that on Sunday they were conducting prayers when a resident of the area, Ashok Yadav, accused them of trying to convince the others to change their religion.

As a heated argument ensued, a police team reached there and arrested the three.

Police said the three worked as preachers after converting to Christianity. They were booked under the new anti-conversion law and were produced before a court on Monday which sent them to judicial custod.

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