MP Court Acquits 8 Christians in false case

BHOPAL, FEBRUARY 21, 2020: A sessions court in Ratlam has acquitted eight Christians accused of kidnapping and forcibly converting 60 children from Jhabua district in May 2017. Additional District and Sessions Judge Vivek Kumar Shrivastava acquitted them recently after none of the 20 witnesses, including parents, supported the prosecution version. As the six men and two women escorted the children to a Bible camp near Nagpur, on May 23, 2017, the railway police, tipped off by right-wing Hindu outfits, detained them at the Ratlam railway station. A case was registered under the Indian Penal Code and the Madhya Pradesh Freedom of Religion Act.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Business premises
Number of victims 8 Identity of victim Christians
Location of incident Business premises Was cross FIR filed 0
perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Details of the FIR

Investigating agency Victim's lawyer
Role of police Unsatisfactory Current status Acquittal
Charges Filed Other details
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Main Information
Date of incident: February 21, 2020
Nature of Violence
  • Harassment
  • Causal factors
  • Allegation of religious conversion
  • Name of the victim : 8 Christians
    Name of Perpetrator
    State Madhya Pradesh
    District/City Ratlam
    Party In Power / Incidents INC - Indian National Congress
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