US evangelist held for visa violation

Kochi: American evangelist and preacher William Lee who allegedly violated visa norms by conducting a musical convention here has been arrested.

Police had issued lookout notices at all airports in India for the detention of the US evangelist allegedly after he tried to flee the arrest.

Lee's arrest came after the Faith Leaders Church of God, a Christian congregation instrumental in bringing Lee to India informed of the police of his decision to surrender.

The Palarivattam police had registered a case against Lee for for conducting faith music convention at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here despite possessing only a tourist visa.

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