Coimbatore BJP Chief Arrested In Assault On Christian Prayer Corridor: Cops

Coimbatore BJP Leader Arrested In Attack On Christian Prayer Hall: Cops

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Pictures from the Coimbatore Prayer Corridor confirmed damaged chairs and window panes. (NDTV)

Chennai:  4 individuals, together with a neighborhood BJP chief, have been arrested in Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore after a Christian prayer corridor was vandalised and no less than one particular person was injured on Saturday, the police mentioned. They’ve blamed the assault on a gaggle of BJP supporters.

The prayer meet organisers, nonetheless, have mentioned three individuals had been injured on the pre-Christmas occasion.

Nandkumar, a neighborhood BJP chief and three others – all residents of space – have been arrested over the incident, the police mentioned. “BJP employees threw chairs asking the group to cease the programme once they had been distributing assist to native individuals,” a police officer informed NDTV.
 

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The Coimbatore district administration had earlier directed round 30 such prayer halls to be shut following objections from BJP and Hindu outfits (NDTV)

A case has been registered towards the Pastor Vinod Kumar as effectively for permitting the state of affairs to flare up. He’s a part of the New Life Prophetic Charitable Belief that runs the prayer corridor.

The police say the BJP had objected to the prayer corridor following which the native Tahsildar had ordered its closure. “Regardless of that order, organisers carried out the celebrations right now,” the officer added.

The Coimbatore district administration had earlier directed round 30 such prayer halls to be shut down following objections from BJP and Hindu outfits who complained about “noise and disturbance” throughout prayers. Nevertheless, the Madras Excessive Courtroom has stayed the order in 5 circumstances.

“We have ensured prayers will not be disrupted in these halls following the court docket order,” the police officer in Coimbatore mentioned.

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