A pastor who was arrested in December for allegedly converting people to Christianity through allurement was granted bail by the Indore bench of the Madhya Pradesh High Court on Wednesday after spending nine months in prison.
This was Ramesh Vasuniya’s fourth application for bail in the high court. He had also made two bail applications in the lower courts. While granting him bail, Justice Rajendra Kumar Verma said, “…Without commenting on the merits of the case, this application is allowed.”
“We are all extremely happy,” said Ramesh Vasuniya’s son, Samuel Vasuniya. “Only we know under what kind of pressures and worries we have had to deal with over the last nine months.”
The bail order asked Ramesh Vasuniya to furnish a personal bond of Rs 50,000 and a surety of the same amount to ensure that he could be present at court hearings. The order adds that if Ramesh Vasuniya is found to be involved in any other offence, the bail order will be automatically canceled and the police could arrest him again.
Advocate Rajesh Joshi appearing for the accused stated that this was the normal procedure followed while granting bail.
Nine months in jail
Ramesh Vasuniya was taken into custody on December 5, after some policemen came to make inquiries…