Two held for alleged conversion bid

According to sources over 100 volunteers travelling, in three vehicles; a bus and two tempos arrived at the town in the morning. Led by Robin Paul,  they spread into different groups and were allegedly distributing pamphlets and brochures related to Christianity. Learning about the incident, activists of Vishwa Hindu Parishat (VHP) and Bajrang Dal made a bid to waylay them, but in vain.

One group succeeded in escaping from the town. However, the remaining who had already boarded the vehicles were prevented from moving out of the place. Upon receiving information, circle police inspector Shashidhar who arrived at the spot took them into custody. After enquiry two in the group were arrested.

Interrogation

When contacted Superintendent of Police Ramasubba told Deccan Herald that after interrogation it was known that the two arrested were in the lead and had influenced the others to carry out the job.

However, the investigation is under way and more people could be arrested. Addresses of all the persons who have been detained have been collected, the officer said.  The group had left for Madikeri from Bangalore on April 29 and had also visited Kushalnagar. On their return journey to Bangalore, they decided to resume their activities at Hunsur, SP added.

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