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MP EOW Detains Bishop From Nagpur Airport

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  • Bishop PC Singh arrested from Nagpur airport.
  • EOW acquired details on movement of the accused from the CISF.
  • The bishop is found guilty of financial misconduct in running an educational society

Nagpur: The Madhya Pradesh EOW officials on Monday morning detained Bishop PC Singh from Nagpur airport. The arrest was executed by a joint team of the Central Industrial Security Force that helped EOW monitor the movements of Singh after he returned from Germany.

Following the complaint a raid was conducted that disclosed Rs 2.70 crore were collected as students’ fees by the society’s various institutions between 2004-05 and 2011-12 was allegedly transferred to religious institutions, misused and spent by the bishop for personal needs. Apart from these documents indicating disproportionate assets and jewellery were revealed.

A case was then registered against Singh and former assistant registrar of Firms and Societies B S Solanki under Indian Penal Code Sections 420 (cheating), 406 (criminal breach of trust), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating), 471 (using a forge document or electronic record) and 120 B (punishment for criminal conspiracy).

The complainant alleged that the Bishop of Church of North India’s Jabalpur Diocese, indulged in financial misconduct in running an educational society, of which he was the chairman, the official said.

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