Odisha Police to verify religious conversion by Good News

Bhubaneswar, Dec 6: Odisha Police is planning to send a team to West Bengal to verify claims of religious conversion being carried out by an NGO at one of its shelter home in the neighboring state.

          The NGO is in the news following allegations of sexual harassment at one of its facility at Beltikiri in Dhenkanal district of Odisha.

          The incident had sparked statewide outcry and three persons, including the managing director of the NGO, Fayaz Rahman, were arrested in connection with the case.

          Dhenkanal Superintendent of Police Santosh Nayak said that the police have got some indication that religious conversion of inmates was being undertaken at the NGO’s shelter home at Salgadia in West Bengal.

The district police have sought permission of higher officials to visit West Bengal in this connection, he said.

          Meanwhile, the two-day police remand of Rahman ended Wednesday and a local POCSO court extended the MD’s police remand by another two days from 5 pm Wednesday.

          Rahman and two others were arrested by the police last week on charge of sexual abuse of minor children at the shelter home in Dhenkanal district.

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