Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Warrant for Jesus goof-up

The court of the chief judicial magistrate, Shillong, on Feb 23 issued an arrest warrant against the owner and publisher of Skyline Publishers, Ram Mohan Jha, in Delhi for depicting Jesus holding a cigarette and a beer can in the textbooks of junior classes in Meghalaya.

Meghalaya police had moved for the arrest warrant against the publisher on Monday and the court today granted permission to arrest the offender.

The controversial pictures published in cursive writing books of Classes I to III prompted guardians to complain to St Joseph school authorities on February 17. The deputy superintendent of police (crime), Vivek Syiem, said police registered a case under 295 (A) of the IPC following an FIR filed by St Joseph school authorities here.

A team of police officials will leave for Delhi soon to arrest the publisher with the assistance from Delhi police.

Full report here Telegraph

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