Karwar: The police arrested four members of Jehovah's Witnesses here on Thursday for allegedly spreading communal hatred and hurting the sentiments of the Hindus.
The names of the arrested have been given as Stella D'Silva, Elish Ruzario, Telli Ruzario and Diana Ruzario. Jakie D'Silva was let off with a warning. The arrested persons were produced before the magistrate.
According to a complaint filed by some Hindu organisations, the accused entered the house of Deepak Kudalkar, leader of a Dalit organisation, and began preaching against Hinduism. When Mr. Deepak protested and asked them to leave, they reportedly made some derogatory remarks against Hindu gods, it is alleged. Mr. Deepak informed the Hindu organisations which informed the police.