Russian authorities have arrested “Jesus” in the country, this publication has learnt.
He is being accused of “damaging their followers’s health”.
The self proclaimed “Jesus” is said to be a former traffic police officer who Â claims to be the reincarnation of Jesus.
Prominent mystic Sergei Torop and other leaders of the Church of the Last Testament sect were held in a remote part of Siberia on Tuesday.
Russia’s Investigative Committee said in a statement that the religious group had used psychological pressure to extract money from its followers and caused serious harm to their health.
Torop, known to his followers as Vissarion, set up the Church of the Last Testament in the Krasnoyarsk region in 1991, the year the Soviet Union broke up.
The men could face up to 12 years in jail if found guilty, the RIA news agency reported.
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