UP: Foreigner among 4 held in Greater Noida under anti-conversion law

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Noida (UP), Dec 19 (PTI) Four persons, including three women, were arrested in Uttar Pradesh's Greater Noida on Saturday for allegedly luring people into converting their religion, officials said.

One of the arrested women is a South Korean national, who was staying on rent in Greater Noida, the police officials said.

“Four people, including a foreign national, have been arrested here for provoking locals for religious conversion. They had lured and enticed local people for religious conversion in the past also,” Central Noida's Deputy Commissioner of Police Harish Chander said.

Those arrested have been identified as Seema, Sandhya, Anmol and Umesh Kumar, a police spokesperson said.

While Anmol, who is a South Korean national, was staying in Sector Beta 2, the other three were living in a rented accommodation in Surajpur area, the spokesperson said.

An FIR has been lodged against the accused under the Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Religious Conversion Ordinance, 2020 at the Surajpur police station and further proceedings are underway, the police said. PTI KIS RAX RAX RAX