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23 Aug 2019, Edition - 1501, Friday

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Catholic outfit seeks criminal probe into Church land scam

Covai Post Network

Kochi: A Catholic outfit has sought criminal probe against Ernakulam-Angamaly Archdiocese Archbishop Cardinal Mar George Allenchery and others pertaining to the land scam.

The Kerala Catholic Association member and lawyer Paulachan Puthuppaara lodged the complaint with Ernakulam range IG Vijayan against the cardinal and two others. He told reporters here that he would to move the court if police failed to act on his complaint.

The scam involved money of the faithfuls and the matter could not be settled within the church, he said.

It was shocking that no move had been made seeking a police probe into the matter, he said, adding that the scam involved issues of cheating, tax evasion, corruption and misuse of church property.

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