Dr. Mathew Kuruvila (Bro. Tangu)
Founder president of Heavenly feast Global Worship Centre and Chairman Reach World Wide, Kottayam
REACH WORLD WIDE, PB No. 636,Heavenlyfeast Global Worship Centre, Opposite to Nehru Stadium, Behind LIC Building, Kottayam, Pin 686001 Kerala, India
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Swargeeya Viurunnu by Brother Thanku (Mathew Kuruvila) and Brother Thomas Kutty
The 'brothers' had started a prayer-healing session at the Putharikkandam grounds amidst protests by Shiv Sena and Sangh Parivar outfits.
The Income Tax Department, Intelligence and other probe agencies had launched an investigation into the huge assets the 'brothers', especially Thanku, had amassed.
The prayer-healing centre offers special weekly sessions on Fridays and it was during such a session that the protest march was led to the facility in Kottayam. An altercation with police personnel took place after they blocked the protestors from marching to the venue of the prayer session.
People of Kottayam say that Swargeeya Virunnu is a front put up by Brother Thanku for making money through unholy means, which could get legal protection through loopholes in the rules.
But Brother Thanku denies the allegations and says that he has been remitting income tax regularly. Still, Income Tax officials say that the source of his income is not yet clear.
People of Kottayam say that Brother Thanku is the same Mathew Kuruvila who had years back left India after his chit funds company had crashed. He came back to work as a prayer-healer and since then his financial growth was surprising, they say. In this process, he became Dr Kuruvila, they say. Boxes for depositing contributions have been arranged in his prayer centres.
Legal experts say that the functioning of the facility of the 'brothers' itself is illegal. They point out that prayer-healing is illegal as the Drugs and Magic Remedies Act of 1954 had banned such sessions.
The 'brothers' had issued huge advertisements through newspapers on the session that started in Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday. In these advertisements, at least 20 persons, including women, had explained their unbelievable experience by certifying that they had attained cure by attending their healing sessions.
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