A Criminal case was filed in Salem on Friday against Church of South India Bishop Manickam Dorai, who is already facing charges of misappropriation of CSI funds, and 12 others, a top police official said.
The case was filed under seven sections of IPC including cheating in Hasthampatty police station.
Inspector Kennedy said the case relates to misappropriation of funds totalling Rs three crore.
Besides the Bishop, a case was filed against his wife and 11 others including a CSI Salem polytechnic College Principal.
The CB-CID is already investigating the alleged misappropriation of funds in Coimbatore, Udhagamandalam, Erode.
The Bishop and his wife had already obtained anticipatory bail from the Madras High Court in the Coimbatore case.
Following the alleged irregularities, Paul Vasanthakumar, Bishop of Tiruchi and Thanjavur Diocese had taken over additional charge of Coimbatore Diocese of the Church of South India.