Haryana chief minister ML Khattar on Monday told the Vidhan Sabha that strict action would be taken against persons involved in the alleged attack on a church in Kaimari village of Hisar district and the matter was being investigated into.
Making a suo motu statement in the House, Khattar said that a police case had been registered on the statement of a pastor Subhash Chander, a resident of Kaimari, against accused Anil Godara, Dalbir Singh, Raj Kumar, Kuldeep, Satpal, Krishan, Suresh, Dinesh, Jogender, Kulwant, Sudhir, Bijender, Satnarain, Chhotu Ram, besides a few others.
He said that the complainant alleged that the accused had entered into his house and vandalised the building which also had a cross installed on it. He added that the accused also had an altercation with the pastor on February 8.
Giving the details of the matter, Khattar further said the complainant had purchased a plot in the name of Believers Church India, Mandadi, Kerala, in Kaimari village a few years ago and was now constructing a building on the said plot. An application was moved to the deputy commissioner, Hisar, on February 7, 2015, alleging that the conversions were being carried out in the village by the complainant. Then assistant superintendent of police Rahul Hooda had visited the spot and wrote to the the deputy commissioner, Hisar.
Stating that both the parties had a compromise on the issue following which the complainant went to his home town Ambala, along with his family. When he came back, he noticed the damage to his “reported church”.
Khattar said that a preliminary enquiry had revealed that no approval of building plans and colony in which this alleged church was constructed, had been taken by the coloniser concerned and owners of the houses.
“Facts were being verified and persons found guilty would not be spared,” he added.