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Andhra Police Arrest Fr Jerry Sequeira in Mangalore

Andhra Police Arrest Fr Jerry Sequeira in Mangalore
Pics: Dayanand Kukkaje 
Daijiworld Media Network—Mangalore (RS/CN)

Mangalore, Jul 21:  A drama unfolded after a team of policemen from Andhra Pradesh, who had been in the city to make an arrest, were accosted by some local youths on Monday evening, July 20.  

The four policemen had arrested Fr Jerry Sequeira, founder, Divine Call Centre at Mulky, based on a complaint lodged against him in a women’s police station in Hyderabad by a woman. 

The police from Hyderabad had arrested the accused from his residence after informing their counterparts at Mulky police station.
The group of youths got the impression that this was an attempted kidnap and tried to get Fr Sequeira released by confronting the Andhra police while they were taking a tea break at a hotel while escorting the accused to Hyderabad. 

The Andhra policemen explained to the youngsters in Telugu that the arrest was legitimate and based on a complaint. But the youths began alleging that it is a kidnapping. 

They tried to take away Fr Sequeira and a quarrel broke out. Later, the Andhra police called in the local police as a crowd gathered.   

Kadri police took into custody two people from Mulky who were involved in the incident. 

Shivaprasad, sub-inspector, Kadri police station, said that the whole incident was a result of a misunderstanding arising from rumours of the arrest and language problems as the Andhra policemen spoke only in Telugu which the youth could not understand. 

He said that the confusion was cleared after they were taken to the police station.  

After the issue was resolved, the Andra Pradesh police left for Hyderabad with the accused. 

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  • Peter Vas, Goa (UK)

    Sat, Jul 20 2013

    On hearing this tragedic news about the arrest of Fr. Jerry Siqueira i was very much shocked, if he has commited something wrong we have to forgive him, forgive n forgiveness is the only very precious, our Father will forgive our mistakes which we do in our life.

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  • sainath, hyd

    Wed, Dec 9 2009

    father we are always praying for u god bless u father

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  • veena Pereira (Dsouza), Ganjimuta

    Fri, Jul 31 2009

    After all he is a priest and has done great help to our community through his preachings. We are sinners. Every human being commits sin.Lets forgive him.What I could say is.....If you have not sinned throw the first stone at him.

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  • VISHAL DSOUZA, Mangalore/ Belthangady

    Sun, Jul 26 2009


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  • Samer, Udupi

    Sat, Jul 25 2009

    When a catholic priest commits a mistake, forgive him, when others commit mistake hang them. Dev bore karo.

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  • Veronica Rego, Kinnigoly/Dubai

    Wed, Jul 22 2009

    I really don''t understand why we human beings are not able to forgive something which was history when our good Lord Jesus could forgive his enemies who nailed him to the cross! Where is our faith? Atleast this sort of situation should not have come to a dynamic priest like Fr. Jerry who has inculcated deep faith in the lost sheep and brought them back to their Good Shepherd. Fr. Jerry - Jesus is with you and will will surely receive justice soon.

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  • naveen mascarenhas, derabail

    Wed, Jul 22 2009

    bappa thanke bokshi teh kithe kerthat te nena.tis situation has come for us to pray for fr jerry.

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  • Henry K.P., Mangalore.

    Wed, Jul 22 2009

    It`s very sad to read about Fr. Jerry in the news papers and in the webs, but he is the cause of all these issues.At least let him realize the mistake and humble himself to the Authority. Jesus our Lord humbled himself to the will of the Father from the Crib to the Cross,therfore God exualted Him. There is no doubt Fr.Jery was a wonderful Priest who has worked for the good of the community,but now he is not!? Now he is deviding the community.Dear Fr.Jerry wake up,if it is Gods work,He will take care of it,leave it in His hand,you just surrender to His will.

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  • fernslan, mangalore

    Wed, Jul 22 2009

    Fr.Jerry our prayers are always with you and one day we will see you in divine retreat centre.

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  • Santosh, Udupi / Bahrain

    Wed, Jul 22 2009

    Agree with Mr. Fernandes, Mangalore. indian constitution and Judicial system does not discriminate. All are same under the eyes of law. Jai Hind

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  • Charlotte Cutinha , Muscat,Suratkal

    Wed, Jul 22 2009

    very very sad to know the incident.Pls pray for Fr.Jerry to give him strength to bear all these problems .

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    Wed, Jul 22 2009

    very disgusting news....but Fr. Jerry we love you wherever you are. henry MISQUITH, BAHRAIN.

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  • Fernandes, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 22 2009

    In front of justice all are one. Whether it is a priest, seer or mulla. If he has committed a he will deserve this.

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  • Rohan G. M., Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 21 2009

    Fr. Jerry should be forgiven because Jesus has forgiven us our sins. We have no right to condemn him. If you have not sinned throw the first stone at him.

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  • lorna dsouza, mangalore/place ofresidence, Secunderabad

    Tue, Jul 21 2009

    It is terrible to read about Fr Jerry. He is a wonderful father who has worked forthe good of the community. Spread the word ofthe Lord to the common public. Promoted devine music. He worked hard at muthangi, tarnaka in Hyderabad and is known to be a very good priest. But human weakness he succumed to. we can only pray to the lord that media wont make the issue a laughable item to the public.

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