Goa Crime Branch to probe ‘religious conversion’ case

Goa Police on Wednesday transferred a ‘religious conversion’ case, in which Christian Pastor Dominic D’Souza was arrested last week and was later released on bail, from a local police station to the Crime Branch.

Deputy Superintendent of Police Jivba Dalvi told IANS that the case has been transferred to the crime branch.

Dominic D’Souza and his wife Joan were booked under the Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisement) Act for allegedly using magic to convert people.

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant had expressed that the state is considering to introduce a bill to prevent forceful religious conversions in the state.

Police informed that the reason behind transferring the case was to ensure a thorough investigation.

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