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Kerala priest, nuns booked for violating lockdown norms

Deccan Chronicle | DC Correspondent

Published on: March 29, 2020 | Updated on: March 29, 2020

Those who participated in the Sunday mass, inclduing the priest and nuns, were arrested

Representational Image. (AFP)

Representational Image. (AFP)

Wayanad: A priest and nine others, including two nuns, of a nearby church were arrested on Sunday for conducting prayers in violation of lockdown norms for religious institutions.

According to Mananthavady police station sources, the priest Tom Joseph of Missionaries of Faith Minor church at nearby Vemam, two nuns and seven others who participated in the mass this morning were booked under Section 269 (negligence likely to spread infection) and 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the IPC.

They were later released on bail.

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