Catholic bishop, five others acquitted in conversion case

Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh High Court has given clean chit to a Catholic bishop and five others in a nine-year-old religious conversion case.There is “no sufficient evidence to frame the charges against the petitioners,” says the order by the principal bench headed by Justice S K Gangele. The April 11 order was released to the media on April 20.The court based at Jabalpur acquitted Bishop Mathew Vaniakizhakkel of Satna, two priests, a nun and two others who work in the central Indian diocese.

Seven years jail for cow slaughter in MP

January 4, 2012

The Madhya Pradesh government has amended a bill wherein a person accused of cow slaughter will have to serve seven years in jail instead of the earlier three.The guilty will also face a minimum fine of 5,000 rupees, a statement said Tuesday.
It said that the Madhya Pradesh cow-progeny slaughter prohibition (amendment) bill has received the presidential assent, following which it has become an act.With the enforcement of the amended act, the responsibility of proving the prosecution wrong would lie with the accused.