Police to probe conversion bid claims in Madhya Pradesh

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BHOPAL: The Sagar district administration has announced a police probe into the

veracity

of

allegations

that an organisation of Catholics is trying to “lure” the poor and convert them. The organisation has denied the charges and called them “baseless”.
Sagar SP Amit Sanghi is supervising the inquiry. According to sources, no one has filed a written complaint but the administration took note of

media reports

of allegations swirling around in villages.
According to local reports, some Dalits and tribals of the region have alleged that they were made to hold

special prayers

in exchange of ration provided by missionaries during the lockdown.
The allegations are leveled against Manav Vikas Seva Sangh, the social development arm of Sagar diocese. Head of the Sangh father Thomas, however, have denied the allegations.
Ramvati, a tribal, said: “I was given wheat flour,

rice

, pulses and 1kg each of onion and potato, but when the ration kit was given, I was asked to hold prayers.”

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