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The News Minute| September 2, 2014| 6.00 am IST

Investigations into a case of alleged forced conversions in a village in Greater Noida was closed by the police on Monday, terming it to be false.
Indian Express reports that Dalit Valmikis who were allegedly being forced to convert to Christianity, denied the charges, thereby leading to the case’s closure.

The complaint had been lodged by local BJP leaders, following which a police team was sent to investigate.

SP (Rural) Brijesh Kumar Singh told the newspaper that the locals were only praying in churches and that cannot be stopped. The investigation found no evidence of forceful conversions, and pastors who were held for questioning have been let go.

Meanwhile, Reverend Wilson Joseph, president of the Calvary Ashram Seva Sangh in Greater Noida, said they had not yet filed a police complaint in the matter.

“BJP workers instigated people. The pastors who were detained have been praying in the village for seven or eight years and have never faced such accusations,” he said.

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