New Delhi: In the continuous rise of Christian churches-related financial crimes in India, a case of forgery has been registered against Bishop Peter Baldev an 16 others for allegedly selling church properties worth Rs 10,000 crore in Uttar Pradesh.
The Bishop Peter Baldev and other accused of the financial crime have been charged with using fake documents to transfer properties belonging to Indian Church Trustees.
The complaint that led the case being registered against Bishop Peter Baldev was filed by Bishop John Augustine of the Lucknow Diocese of the Church of India, Pakistan, Burma and Ceylon.
Those named in the complaint are Bishop Peter Baldev, P.C. Singh, P.P. Marandi, P.K. Samanto Roy, general secretary Alwin Masih, Jayant Agarwal, Pal Dupahre, P.P. Habil, Suresh Jacob, Rajiv Chand, A.R. Stephen, H.R. Mal, Marvin Masih, Prem Masih, Ashok Vishwas, Prabal Dutta, and Shashi Prakash.
UP Police have commenced its investigations.