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Catholic bishop and 5 priests from Kerala arrested for illegal sand mining in Tamil Nadu

Hindupost | 10/02/2022 01:06 PM | Click to read full article

Samuel Mar Irenios, the catholic bishop of Pathanamthitta, and five priests attached to the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church of Kerala’s Pathanamthitta were arrested for their role in illegal sand smuggling.

Since the illegal mining and exploitation happened in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu, CB- CID officers from Tamil Nadu are handling the case and the accused were arrested from Ambasamudhram.