Bishop Babu Masih of the Anglican Diocese of Amritsar, India, who is linked to the Anglican Catholic Church (ACC), is safe after being forcibly taken from his home on 14 September 1994. Masih later appeared in court as a police witness against Anand Chandu Lal, Bishop of Amritsar, within the Church of North India. "Lal was facing allegations that he had endeavoured to seize certain assets of the Anglican Diocese of Amritsar. Some years ago, Lal's predecessor as CNI Bishop of Amritsar was convicted of similar offenses and sentenced to a lengthy prison term, said the story.
The CNI was formed in a 1970 merger that united some Anglican dioceses and Protestant bodies. The Anglican Diocese of Amritsar chose not to enter that union but to remain in the Church of India. That church, which today has four dioceses, was recognized as the second province of the ACC, a leading Continuing Church body, in 1984."