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Police arrest pastor who said those believing in Christ are safe from coronavirus

Keshav Raj Acharya

Pokhara, March 24

A pastor who said that those believing in Jesus Christ would not catch the novel coronavirus infection has been arrested.

Police in Pokhara city on Tuesday nabbed Keshav Raj Acharya, a leader of Prashasta Katani Church in the city, on the charge of spreading a misleading message about the pandemic, according to SP Dan Bahadur Karki of the District Police Office. A permanent resident of Jumla district, he was living in Pokhara-29 currently.

In the past also, he had claimed that he could cure piles using a handkerchief.

Police say further investigation is underway.

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