Lucknow: Jaipur Police today filed an FIR against 271 people for allegedly propagating misinformation about Hindu religion following a court order.
The police have only mentioned the three alleged priests identified as Durga Prasad Yadav, Kirit Rai and Jitendra Ram in the FIR filed at Chandwak Police Station while remaining were mentioned as their associates, Indian Express reported.
The court’s directives came after a petition was filed by Hindu Jagran Manch (HJM) worker stating the accused are propagating misinformation against Hindu religion and have been convincing people to embrace Christianity.
The petitioner’s advocate Brijesh Singh said the petition has alleged that the accused had been convincing people from Jaunpur, Azamgarh, Varanasi and Ghazipur districts for the last few years to visit a church in Baldeh village and attend the prayer.
“After prayers every Sunday and Tuesday at the church, the priests used to misinform the people about Hindu religion and convince them to embrace Christianity. Accused also used to give prohibited medicines and drugs to the visitors and under its influence made them join Christianity,” alleged Singh.
Brijesh Singh had moved the court on August 2, seeking directions for filing FIRs against alleged priests.
“The court on August 31 directed police to lodge an FIR and investigate the matter,” added Singh.