Wednesday, May 02, 2007

'divine' 'meditation' center: yeah, right

may 2, 2007

this is where a hindu girl was robbed of 2 lakh rupees, raped and murdered, and then cremated in haste last year.

some 'divinity', indeed. this is a den of evil, a devilish center.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Rama

Kerala police finds irregularities in Christian prayer centre

THRISSUR:Police Monday filed a formal complaint against a leading Christian faith-healing centre in Kerala on the basis of the findings of a court-directed probe into allegations of criminal activities there.

The court-appointed special investigation team filed a first information report (FIR) at the police station here indicting Fr George Pannackal, director of the Muringur Divine Retreat Centre near Trissur district, and 10 other members of the staff, including nuns, confirmed Inspector General of Police Vincent Paul.

"In order to go ahead with the investigation an FIR is required and we have filed it. The director and 10 others have been named in the FIR," Paul told IANS.

Acting on various complaints, the Kerala High Court had in March last year asked Paul to submit a report on allegations about criminal activities going on at the centre and irregularities in foreign funds received by it.

The centre, billed as Asia's biggest of its kind, was subjected to a surprise inspection by a joint team of police and state health department officials in September.

The inspection detected irregularities in the manner in which the centre was treating a large number of patients suffering from depression and alcoholism.

Following the scrutiny, politicians in the state, cutting across the party lines, raised a hue and cry while Pannackal urged the court to stop the inspections.

Justice R. Basanth dismissed the petition and ruled that the court has the right to order inspections even if it is a place of worship or prayer.

1 comment:

witan said...

Tsunami bishops trouble Tamil Nadu — an article dated 9 November 2006
“The south Indian state of Tamil Nadu may have the worldwide highest rate of churches per capita. Though only a small minority of people call themselves Christians, there are said to be as many as 1500 independent Christian churches represented in the Independent Churches of India Association in Chennai (earlier Madras). ... Since some time, an increasing number of these “holy men” are attracting the attention of the police. During the last three months, several cases of betrayal have been registered against priests and bishops, who pretended to build houses for Tsunami victims and poor people and thereby cheated the public of huge amounts. Two bishops of the Moulin Mission Trust in Mahabalipuram and the Calvari Mission Trust in Vellore have been arrested. They are accused of swindling several hundred million Rupees from contractors. They collected huge deposits from them after promising them orders for house construction for tsunami victims. Some other bishops, who used the same trick, have so far escaped arrest by absconding. ...”

I haven’t seen any follow up of the article.