Ten people, including a priest, have been arrested here for allegedly luring people to convert to Christianity, police said on Wednesday.
The arrests were made from Chakhar village. Additional Superintendent of Police S N Sinha said that 16 people were named in the case of religious conversion of which 10, including a priest, have been arrested.
He said that Father Domnic Pintu, a resident of Mangalore in Karnataka, is among the arrested.
The action was taken on a complaint from VHP district president Brijesh Kumar Vaish on Monday that mass conversion was going on to take place in the village, police said.