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Bishop Dorai arrested: The Church of England Newspaper, May 14, 2010 p 7. May 21, 2010

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The Rt. Rev. Manickam Dorai, Bishop in Coimbatore

First published in The Church of England Newspaper.

The Indian bishop who was suspended last month pending the outcome of a criminal investigation into his stewardship of diocesan finances, has been arrested on a charge of menacing a priest.

On May 8, a bench warrant was issued for the arrest of the Rt Rev Manickam Dorai, Bishop of Coimbatore.  The bishop had been ordered to appear in court to respond to charges that he had threatened the Rev S Raviraj of Gudalur in the Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu.  Mr Raviraj filed a complaint with the police, claiming the bishop threatened to harm him.

It is not known whether the altercation between the bishop and his priest is related to the investigation into the allegation of misappropriation funds.

The bishop was granted bail on May 10 by the court and ordered to appear on June 16.  However, after he was released from prison Bishop Dorai was admitted to hospital complaining of chest pains, and is currently under medical care.

Last month the Executive Committee of the Church of South India (CSI) placed Bishop Dorai on a two-month leave of absence, pending an investigation by church auditors of the Diocese’s accounts.  Bishop Dorai, two of his brothers and the former diocesan secretary along with 27 others were accused of stealing over £335,000 from diocesan coffers.  Sources in the CSI tell The Church of England Newspaper the investigation is on-going.

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1. yb robert - May 21, 2010

My Hats off to Rev.Kaviraj George (Key eyewitness for financial irregularities of Rt Rev Manickam Dorai, Bishop of Coimbatore in CB-CID case) for his “Holy audacious” work towards cleaning the Diocese by “Revealing” the misappropriation of funds which done by Rt Rev Manickam Dorai, Bishop of Coimbatore & his Family members! Earlier Rev.George was attacked (man handled) by Rt Rev Manickam Dorai’s Gangmen in 2006 & by Bishop himself in 2009 June 17 followed by the Hunger Strike performed, on JUNE 16th with CSI welfare movement at Coimbatore (where the Bishop’s House and office are situated) against his financial irregularities. Rt Rev Manickam Dorai, was already warned for his financial irregularities by Rev.George (Then Executive member & Elected youth convener for the biennium 2005-2007) in Executive committe meetings (The Supreme & Powerful committe in CSI Coimbatore Diocesan Council) of 2005 – 2007 biennium.
Our Churches are in dare need of Shepherds like Rev.Kaviraj George!

2. yb robert - May 21, 2010

My doubt is why Rt Rev Suputhrappa Vasantha Kumar, Moderator of the CSI, did not take any strong action against the accused bishop Rt Rev Manickam Dorai though the later was arrested in the charge of criminal intimidation against Rev.Kaviraj George?

Because…………………
Birds of the same feather fly together!!

The head of the Church of South India Rt Rev Suputhrappa Vasantha Kumar, Bishop in the Karnataka Central Diocese and Moderator of the CSI, is under investigation by police in Bangalore for allegedly stealing £6,000 from two church schools under his care.

3. James - May 24, 2010

Bishop Dorai is a big time bandit.His wife is now in hiding in Dubai.

This man Durai operates through his henchmen D.S.Amirtham and Manesan along with his brothers.

He deserves defrocking and suspension from membership of the Church

4. Jeremy Bliss - May 29, 2010

CSI or Church of South India is better known for C- Corruption,S-Swinding and I-Immorality.

This Bishop Dorai is a big time womanizer,Fraud,Cheat,Crook and a rogue.He is a Wolp in Sheep’s clothing.

Here is a summary of his misdeeds.

1.It is a well known fact that Dorai has weekness for the fairer sex.Mrs.Nirmala Shekar is an example.

2.Dorai’s acts of fraud are always carried out by D.S.Amirtham and Manesan who are hand in glove with the bishop.

3.Dorai has a petrol bunk in Erode.This man is more interested in Business than in preaching.

4.He collects money for Church School Appointments.

5.His relative Rev.M.Rajendran also known as Bible Rajendran was involved in a Church Cheque Fraud.

CSI Member - October 22, 2010

The 4th comment on top is named after JEREMY BLISS, in fact for your information that is the name of Bishop Dorai’s son.
See how evil the accusers are, such a cowardly act to use the name of somebody else to put forward your view. Why dont you display your original name if ur so confident in your accusations. Do you think God will Forgive You for this, just think of the agony the real person will undergo seeing his name being used to accuse his Father. This act of urs will lead to its own consequences, mind it the Lord Jesus is watching over you,may God speak to you.

5. DUTHIE RAJAKUMAR - June 12, 2010

Brother Jeremy Bliss words are immature. People like Jeremy goes to Bishop for favour. Because of their disappointment they say so many accusation.
1. Church of South India is a Historical Church. It is an united church in the history of Christianity. Nobody can record a statement in general as Jeremy Bliss recorded about CSI. I strongly condom his immature statement.
2. From this we understand that his wrong attitude towards others in general.
3.Jeremy bliss is an anti- CSI person it seems. We can not expect a decent and constructive ideas from such persons.
4. Jeremey Bliss. Can you produce documents for your statements recorded above? When a leader is facing problems, some so called country people like Jeremy Bliss would bark like a dog.
5. Because of the mass movements againts a leader, some time the leader get more problems. The media will focus in a different way. From this we can not come to a general conclusion accusing a Bishop.
6.Bishops are dedicated to carry Cross which symbolizes that they are willingly accepts the suffering.

6. Mathuram - June 26, 2010

I disagree with Duthie Rajakumar.CSI is indeed a directionless ship lost in the tempest searching for its identity .The Captain of the Ship “Bishops” are interested in looting and squandering all that is left in a ship in Distress.

I fully Stand by the Stand of Jeremy Bliss as I know what is happening in CSI Coimbatore Diocese.I did not want to take names but forced to do so to prove a point.

Rev.Anbalagan (Madukarai,Athur,Valapadi,Salem,Mettupalayam) -A Reverend with 2 wives .His eldest daughter was married in Style in CSI Immanuel Church but headed for splittsville (within a matter of months).

Rev.Jevbaz John Asir (Nilgris) A big time drunkard.

Rev.John Mark (Jambai) A well known womanizer and Drunkard.

Rev.Nathaniel (Drunkard)

Rev.Rajendran who was also called Bible Rajendran(Misused Cheque and swindled money.Also known to be a wife beater).

Rev.Franklin Jothi (Formerly with Coimbatore Diocese) Was known for a controversial relationship with Late Miss.Shantha David.

Rev.Daniel Durairaj (Rtd) Caught and thrown out of a couple of churches for inappropriate sex oriented talk while house visiting.

Rev.Wilson Premkumar (Widely accused of looting Rs.2.5 lakhs) from CSI Mettur Church.

Mr.Manesan & Mr.D.S.Amirtham. Bishop Dorai’s henchmen and bedfellows.

7. jo - July 30, 2010

hats off to Rev.kaviraj, and other clergy’s who is opposing the black sheep, money crocodile former bishop dorai. People please support these Rev and members who oppose former bishop dorai and oppose who support that former bishop, keep onething in mind whoever support that former bishop is all his partners in money and other things. Brave are very few in a CSI cbe diocese so all wake up and atleast now support for truth and get mercy in GOD’S eye. see what is going to happen for people who ate church money, there are many unfit and jobless people around former bishop dorai you can all see how they will die out of severe dreadful disease and horrible death that time we all can know what will happen if they steel and eat church money and beat Rev.

8. Member of CSI - September 8, 2010

Bishop Dorai was gentleman and kind man. He was working for Dalits and Tribals welfare. But, After he joined with Mr. D S Amirtham who is wicked and rowdy, Dorai’s vision was changed. Now, God’s Punishment has come and in the coming days God’s curses will come to all the fraud and wicked people in the diocese. Next, Rev. Paul Selwin Prabhu dass may come as Bishop. but, He is also in the clutches of DS Amirtham. Jesus only save the CSI Coimbatore Diocese. Die o Cease.

9. Member of CSI - September 8, 2010

Corruption, scandal, Fraud, wickedness, unclean, adultery, – these all are qualification for the post of Bishop in CSI. The Lord’s judgment day will be cruel to CSI people.

10. Fan of Jesus Christ and his church CSI - October 22, 2010

Bishop Dorai is Innocent, it is the plot of those around him, who are the real culprits. This is a very complicated drama put up by the power mongers within the CSI Coimbatore Diocese with the support of a few in Synod also.
The main case filed itself has no proof linking the bishop to the accusations, as mentioned by the Hon.Justice Basha when he stated that the allegations are baseless and the documents produced before the Hon High court in no way are even close to linking the bishop to the case.
And moreover when the case is still in the investigation process, the accusers backed by powerful men misguided the media in publishing totally untruthful matter.
As a matter of fact in India anybody can file an FIR on anybody and the poor innocent accused will have to face the world as an accused till he proves his cause
The accusers cunningly filed the case on 32 people, and included the Bishops name in it and when the case was filed they started publicizing that a case was filed against the bishop but tactfully avoided the original facts and never let the public know what was the original findings of the investigations. Using this oppurtunity each and every person wanting a powerful position in the diocese started accusing the Bishop.
I tell all of you, who accuse the innocent knowingly, this will not last forever, GOD will definitely save His child whom he chose and the truth will hit your faces one day, then you will be in a situation not able to eat back your words. But for the those who are just agitated by what is being presented to you and do not know what is actually happening behind all this, please be careful in judging, God is the ultimate judge, be patient, God will reveal everything in His Time.

11. Thangamuthu - October 22, 2010

Bishop Dorai is Innocent, it is the plot of those around him, who are the real culprits. This is a very complicated drama put up by the power mongers within the CSI Coimbatore Diocese with the support of a few in Synod also.
The main case filed itself has no proof linking the bishop to the accusations, as mentioned by the Hon.Justice Basha when he stated that the allegations are baseless and the documents produced before the Hon High court in no way are even close to linking the bishop to the case.
And moreover when the case is still in the investigation process, the accusers backed by powerful men misguided the media in publishing totally untruthful matter.
As a matter of fact in India anybody can file an FIR on anybody and the poor innocent accused will have to face the world as an accused till he proves his cause
The accusers cunningly filed the case on 32 people, and included the Bishops name in it and when the case was filed they started publicizing that a case was filed against the bishop but tactfully avoided the original facts and never let the public know what was the original findings of the investigations. Using this oppurtunity each and every person wanting a powerful position in the diocese started accusing the Bishop.
I tell all of you, who accuse the innocent knowingly, this will not last forever, GOD will definitely save His child whom he chose and the truth will hit your faces one day, then you will be in a situation not able to eat back your words. But for the those who are just agitated by what is being presented to you and do not know what is actually happening behind all this, please be careful in judging, God is the ultimate judge, be patient, God will reveal everything in His Time.

12. Jayraj Nadar - December 1, 2010

it is not like that,not all are like that, REV.P.Abel one of the retried Pastor of CSI Coimbatore Diocese is an model and a great example for all Pastors.Iam an church member who admired his vision and prayer full life.He severed in CSI Christ Church for 5 years with out any strain on his duty.He is very Sincere and loyal towards this calling. He has a reputation among the non Christians too.

13. CSI MEMBER - January 5, 2011

It is a disgrace for a person holding this position to even be slightly involved in such matters! I knew Rt Rev Manickam Dorai’s family members personally and doubted how he could afford his son’s capitation fee to join Medicine and his daughter’s fees to study in Australia. He was a fraud and such people should be given maximum punishment as he spoils the name of the whole religion. The punishment people of the earth give to him will not be enough, God will take care of him and his family.

CSI christ church member. Coimbatore - January 14, 2011

D S Amirtham is 8th std failed person but he put as B.com. with his name. This man is Correspondent for 5 schools and secretary in college. He is a porukki and rascal but Bishop Dorai put his faith on this person.

This thief had taken more than Rs. one Lakh of Teachers Provident fund.

this person’s work is corruption and threatening innocent people. Many cases are going on him. Oh God! when your judgment come these kind of persons and supporting thief pastors.

Now, this person is in bail. Some thief pastors and DC Members are supporting and electing this person for money. Lord Jesus ! do not forgive these people. We want truthful and faithful church pastors. Yes. Every member of CSI should fight for these cruel wicked and we should go to the court for justice.

There is no truthful pastors in coimbatore diocese. But God’s curses will come to all the thiefs that are destroying God’s assets. Charge Sheets will come very soon.

14. Rev. Prince Calvin - January 14, 2011

I disagree with the above statement. There is no charge sheet filled for bishop and DS Amirtham. DS Amirtham is innocent has raised this issus in the council meeting. He mentioned that this has happened before 2007. The council accepted his wordings and won the election with majority of vote differnce as a higher education convenier.

The information given by the other fellows are incorrect. MR. DS Amirtham can prove that he is not involved in this case. If any one has strong evidence about this come. Speak directly..

Christopher - February 7, 2011

Rev.Prince Calvin alias Rev.Calvin Gnanakadatcham

Most of the people of your pastorate know you well.Please accept and face the facts that you are hand in glove with Amirtham ,Manesan etc.

Please pray and get over your Alcohol addiction .Control your temper and learn humility.You ought to conduct your life better because

1.Your father was a headmaster who taught Christian values and disciplined thousands of students in Coimbatore.

2.You wear the cossack.You are more accountable to God.

3.You like me and others are expected to live an exemplary life.

15. shekar - March 17, 2011

Bishop william Moses is the one who started all these corruption in CSI Coimbatore dioses, He is a cunning man and he always focuses on ladies,He and one contractor Austin sam both looted money in Appasamy college, austin sam 8 th standard failed has started school at thondamuthur named as graham stanes school.He build school using appasamy college money,he is involved in many sex.Bishop moses and sam involved in rape case of servant and moses uses contractor car .bishop moses 9443033929,984301340.Moses has a share in school.Moses not living with wife but contractor arranges ladies and moses talks only with ladies.Austin sam and bishop moses are partners in all ladies matter.All cheques passed to contractor and paying commission.Amirtham knows all truth .

16. Believer of Jesus - May 10, 2011

Whatever it may be, let us not judge anyone. As Jesus is Coming Soon, let us change and worship him and do all the things that glorifies him. He will judge everyone

17. JENIF CHANDRU - May 15, 2011

Rt. Rev. Dr M.Doari, he is the Gentleman, but because of his brothers, this gentleman facing all the problems,
Whatever the media published, those message are false,
Whatever Mr.Doari’s brothers doing the blunder mistakes, those problems now comes to this Gentleman’s head.
But JESUS knows about the following commends , he will give the judgement very soon.

JENIF CHANDRU - May 15, 2011

What is your command is very very correct.

18. JOHN RAJENDRAN - July 11, 2011

MOST REV .DR.BIBLE RAJENDRAN, BISHOP OF NEW JERUSALEM LUTHERAN CHURCH HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE CHEQUE FRAUD .THE C S I PETERS CHURCH ERODE HAD MADE A FALSE CASE AGAINST HIM. THE ABOVE CHURCH HAS TO PAY HIM SIX MONTH SALARY I .E JANUARY TO MAY 2005.
HE IS NOT A WIFE BEATER. THE CULPRIT WHO HAS GIVEN THE WRONG INFORMATION IS A WOMANISER AND HE IS BEATING HIS WIFE.HE IS A THUG.

19. churchmember - August 6, 2011

Even though every thing happen, and most of them realised the culprit of mettur church ex rev. wilson prem kumar, who has looted 2 lakhs from mettur and he throwned away from mettur in mid night has now got 10,0000 lakhs… (ie) 10 lakhs form 1 side of the candidates who are favour to him , to loot money from C.S.I st paul’s church tiruppur. he behaves as if he dono any thing and gave complaint against member of the church .

20. David Joseph - August 11, 2011

Let my prayer be… as incense… Psalm 141:2

Noah’s ark is a picture of our church. It wasn’t a luxury liner; can you imagine spending a year in that ark with all those animals, and just one window? But Noah had only two options – the stink or the storm. So what’s the relevance here? That there are no perfect churches!

Furthermore, if you found one and joined it, you’d ruin it!

We all love to talk about the power of the New Testament church, but what about its problems?

They had hypocrites. Remember Ananias and Sapphira?
They had financial scandals (Acts 5).
They had doctrinal differences that almost split the church down the middle (Acts 15).
And they had moral problems.

They actually had a man belonging to the Corinthian church who was sleeping with his stepmother (1 Corinthians 5).

So what should we do when there’s a big stink in your church?

First, don’t spread it. ‘And above all things have fervent love for one another, for love will cover a multitude of sins’ (1 Peter 4:8 NKJV).

Second, work for reconciliation. ‘…If someone falls into sin, forgivingly restore him, saving your critical comments for yourself…’ (Galatians 6:1 TM).

Third, burn incense. When the lamps in the tabernacle were snuffed out each evening they left a bad smell, so God commanded Moses to burn incense. Don’t be discouraged when ‘flesh acts like flesh’.

And don’t be part of the problem by being immature; instead, be part of the solution. The Psalmist said, ‘Let my prayer be set before You as incense.’ When problems arise in your church, you should pray, walk according to God’s Word, and believe Him to bring good out of the situation.


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