[The Christian Post] 16 Oct 2008--Circulating documents that implicate Christians planned the murder of a Swami are forged, declared Indian Christian leaders.
The Hindu Jagaran Samukhya (Society for Revival of Hinduism) spread “evidence” that accused 17 people of plotting the murder of Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati during a meeting at Bethikala Church on May 25, reported the Press Trust of India news agency last week. Saraswati was killed on Aug. 23.
But Indian police have publicly said that Maoist rebels are behind the death, and even the Maoists themselves have claimed responsibility for the murder. Last week the police in the eastern state of Orissa confirmed that Maoists killed the Hindu leader, after which the alleged documents started to circulate, blaming a local church for the murder.