12 tribals sent to jail for alleged conversion

 Baripada (Orissa), Mar 29 Twelve tribals were arrested today for undergoing religious conversion allegedly in an illegal manner in Orissa’s Mayurbhanj district while efforts were on to nab two pastors and another tribal.

The arrest comes three days after a case was registered on Saturday against 15 persons – two baptist pastors and 13 tribals – for alleged involvement in illegal conversion in Mayurbhanj district, police said today.

The case was registered after it was found that 13 tribals of Rasgobindpur area converted in an illegal manner by two pastors, Inspector In-Charge of Rasgobindpur police station, Santosh Das said.

The 12 tribals arrested from Rasgobindpur area were produced before a court here which sent them to jail, while the pastors and another tribal were yet to be traced, he said.Courtesy:(PTI)

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