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U'khand HC grants protection against arrest to Bishop of Agra

Press Trust of India  |  Nainital 

The High today granted protection against arrest to the of in a property dispute case.

Granting protection to the Bishop, the single bench of Justice ordered that no coercive steps should be taken by police to arrest the

The of Agra, Prem Prakash Habil, had approached the High to seek protection from police arrest.

An FIR was filed at Haldwani by one Robinson, a Parish Priest, alleging that six persons claiming to be the and directors of Diocesan Association (LDTA) were fraudulently trying to usurp the properties of All and at Nainital.

Vipul Sharma, for the Bishop explained, "Bishop of diocese of is of governing council of the educational institutes and other properties of Diocese of "

Diocese of Agra under the Church of North has various educational societies which run prestigious schools and colleges including St John College, Agra, Christ Church College, Kanpur, Sherwood College, Nainital and All Saints College, Nainital, he said.

"The Bishop has no concern with Diocesan Association (LDTA). The Bishop is the of the educational societies of all the above said schools and institutions and is managing the same and there was no occasion for Bishop to have colluded with the accused person," the Bishop's said.

The Bishop was under investigation in the matter as the police had lodged an FIR. To seek interim relief the Bishop approached the High to avoid tussle with the police.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 20:55 IST