Church vandalised in UP, Bajrang Dal activists arrested

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Bulandshahr (UP), Jul 17: A church was vandalised allegedly by Bajrang Dal activists at village Sehkari Nagar, police said.

Two persons including Hemant Singh, area co-ordinator of Bajrang Dal, have been arrested following a complaint by the church priest R C Paul about the incident which occurred on Monday afternoon, according to Senior Superintendent of Police Akhilesh Kumar.

Scores of Bajrang Dal activists staged a protest outside the residence of the SSP here late last night demanding release of those arrested in the case.

Kumar said an FIR was lodged on the complaint of the priest of the church.

"Hemant Singh and one other person were arrested. Eight unknown persons too have been named in the FIR," he said.

The church at Sehkari Nagar village has been in existence since 1991. Bulandshahr in Uttar Pradesh is about 90 km from Delhi. Meanwhile, Hemant Singh alleged that that church was luring poor Hindus to convert to Christianity.


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