Pastor Balwinder Singh of Jalandhar has been accused by a family from Mumbai of fraudulently converting them to Christianity under the pretext of healing their daughter who was a cancer patient and also duping them of INR 80,000. The matter came to the fore when the victim lodged a complaint with the SSP office.
As per reports, Shubham Pandit and his mother went to Jalandhar to meet Pastor Balwinder in a bid to cure Pandit’s sister of cancer. Pandit said that one of Singh’s disciples who met him in Mumbai told him that the Pastor had powers to cure any disease. Therefore, Pandit agreed to meet the Pastor for which he traveled to the Tajpur village church.
The Pastor demanded INR 1 lakh from Pandit but since the latter couldn’t afford the same, the deal was finalized at INR 80,000. The Tribune quotes Pandit as saying “After making us stay here for 12 days, the pastor gave us oil and water. He termed it holy water. He forcefully converted our religion as well. Neither my sister could be saved nor our money was given back.”
Lambra Police Station SHO (Station House Officer) has issued a statement saying that they’ve received the complaint and investigations in the case are currently underway.
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