Published On: Sun, Mar 22nd, 2015

Church attacked in Navi Mumbai; incident captured on CCTV

mumbai: A catholic church located in New Panvel node of Navi Mumbai was attacked by unknown persons in the wee hours of Saturday, police said.

St George church in Navi Mumbai's Panvel area was attacked by miscreants on Saturday morning.Photo : The Times Of India

St George church in Navi Mumbai’s Panvel area was attacked by miscreants on Saturday morning.
Photo : The Times Of India

According to police, the attack was carried out by two persons who were riding pillion on a motorcycle at around 1:30 AM when they hurled stones at the St George Catholic church located near a bridge in the area.

In the incident, the covering glass outside the statue of Saint George got damaged.

The trio, comprising the biker and the pillion riders, were covering their faces, a police official said, adding the incident was captured on a CCTV camera and the footage has been verified by the police.

The church was built in 2007 and can accommodate over 800 people for prayer.

Meanwhile, additional reinforcements were called in and security around the area has been tightened, the official said.

PTI

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