jun 9th, 2008
christist godmen doing their usual thing, stealing and lying.
look at the amounts -- mind-blowing. now this is the declared money. yhwh alone knows how much is coming in otherwise through hawala and other channels. a while ago, kerala police discovered a bloody ocean-going CONTAINER-load of counterfeit currency! imagine how much fake money that was. and if they found one container, there must have been 500 containers that got through undetected.
we already discussed their other pastime, rape and murder in the context of sister abhaya.
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Date: Jun 10, 2008 11:05 AM
Subject: Christian vultures and leeches under the scanner in Kerala
Cash scanner on evangelist
Thiruvananthapuram, June 9: A high-profile evangelist is under pressure to explain an "unaccounted" amount of Rs 900 crore his trust received from the US as Kerala's crackdown on "commercial spiritualism" gathers pace.
Bishop K.P. Yohannan has been under the watch of regulators and police since the hunt for "fake godmen" began in the first week of May for having received the funds from the Texas-based Gospel for Asia in the past 12 years. Failure to explain could make him the subject of a probe.
The police claim that a trust closely held by Yohannan and his relatives had received Rs 1,044 crore for charity and church activities from Texas body since 1995 but spent only Rs 144 crore on such purposes.
Director-general of police (intelligence) Jacob Punnose has told home minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan about the "unaccounted cash" and recommended an inquiry to verify how the trust had used the Rs 900 crore. Chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan is aware of the matter.
The assets of Believers' Church, Yohannan's trust, were estimated at Rs 572 crore and Gospel for Asia's at Rs 472 crore. The nature of the probe is yet to be decided since there are several departments and agencies concerned with the activities of Believers' Church and Gospel for Asia.
Since the amount flowed in from a single source, the Gospel for Asia, the Reserve Bank will have to probe if any part of it had been spent on activities outside the country and whether it was done with permission. Another matter to be examined is how Yohannan's trust has retained 2,500 acres when the law allows only 2,000 acres and whether it had secured special permission. The bishop was not available for comment.
Yohannan is not the only one facing the heat in the drive "commercial spiritualism". Other Christian prayer-healing organisations like Swargeeya Virunnu (Heavenly Feast), run by Brother Thanku (Sam Kuruvila) and Brother Thomas Kutty are also under the scanner.
Kerala bishop's trust in legal trouble
10 Jun 2008, 0311 hrs IST,Ananthakrishnan G,TNN
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Bishop K P Yohannan, a popular evangelist in Kerala, is in trouble with the law. A preliminary inquiry by the intelligence department of Kerala police casts doubts on how a trust he runs spent a massive Rs 900 crore of donations from abroad.
The trust, according to reports, received Rs 1044 crore since 1995 from Texas-based Gospel for Asia apparently for charitable purposes but had spent only Rs 144 crore towards this purpose. No satisfactory explanation was given on how the rest of the amount was spent, police said.
The matter is now pending with the state home department which is said to be considering a detailed probe. Any inquiry would necessitate central assistance as it involves money from abroad which falls in the purview of the Reserve Bank of India.
Yohannan is the founder president of the Gospel for Asia and the Believer's Church, both of which enjoy huge assets bases. What has raised eyebrows is that most of the trusts floated by Yohannan has on its board his family members. The trust, sources claimed, had recently purchased 40 acres of paddy fields in Pathanathitta district and filled it up to evade the Land Reforms Act.
Also under the lens is a land transaction worth Rs 130 crore said to have been undertaken by the trust some months back. The Church, however, denied the charges and claimed that its working was transparent.