Sunday Church service disrupted, Pastor arrested the next day

  October 18, 2015

  Erode, Tamil Nadu

  Complicity of Authorities, Damage to Property, Intimidation, Threats and Harassment

A Pastor in Anthiyoor, Erode district was arrested at 12 noon from his house by police personnel of the Anthiyoor Police Station on the grounds of public nuisance and other false criminal charges on 19.10.2015. He was then taken into judicial custody in Bhavani sub-jail.

On 18.10.2015, during the Sunday morning worship service, police came and confiscated the amplifier, speaker system and keyboard etc from the church.

It was reported that the Tehsildar had called for a peace committee meeting on 20.10.2015 morning but had unfortunately instigated the police to arrest the Pastor one day before it was to happen.

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