Pastor Amit Kumar S/o Shiv Charan Nabipur Village, Parshurampur PO, Piparaich Thana, Gorakhpur along with 15 others were detained by police and their belongings confiscated while they were celebrating Christmas. Ps. Amit was arrested while others were let go of after being kept in custody for more than 20 hours. They were falsely accused by Hindu groups of indulging in forced conversion.
The 15 persons who were let go off were Priya, Ruby, Sharadha, Nirmala, Umesh Kumar, Amit, Raja, Shivchand, Rangi lal, Amerjit, Sharju, Babloo, Angadh, Prakesh, and Govind.