On 21st January 2018, Pastor is taken to police custody on account of his Christian faith and conducting Sunday prayer meeting in Firozabad, Uttar Pradesh.
A complaint was submitted by youth wing of Hindutva extremists against Pastor,his wife and associate Pastor. Pastor’s wife was sent to Mahila Thana (Women Cell). Youth wing of Hindutva extremist had surrounded the Police Station in order to have complaint registered against Christians by putting pressure on.
Hindutva extremist were detained by the police for two hours and released him later.
It was informed that Christians were let off the same day.