In 2014, a suit and an Interim Application were filed by one Mr. Baulsundar against IELC Nagercoil Synod, President Gambeeram and other officers not to interfere in the administration of the IELC. The Nagercoil Sub-court earlier issued an interim ex-party restraining order. This was challenged in the High Court. The High Court set aside the restraining order and directed the lower court to hear both the sides and dispose the IA within one month. The lower court, after hearing both side arguments, passed this final order in favour of President Gambeeram and his administration. The court also ruled that the expenses of this case has to be borne by the person who filed the case (Mr. Baulsundar), which is a reprimand.

Gambeeram

Court ruled in favor of Pres. Gambeeram.

On 28 September 2016, a suit and Interim Application against IELC President Gambeeram and other officers went before the Nagercoil Sub-court at the direction of the India High Court. They were filed by Mr. Baulsundar who falsely claimed to be acting as General Treasurer of the IELC.

Earlier the Nagercoil Sub-court had issued an interim ex-party restraining order. The High Court challenged the order and directed the lower court to hear and dispose of the two filings.

The lower court, after hearing both side arguments, passed this final order in favour of President Gambeeram and his administration. The court also ruled that the expenses of this case has to be borne by the person who filed the case (Mr. Baulsundar), which is a reprimand.

President Gambeeram said, “The order is very, very important in this context of our struggle against the evil force which is against faith and practices of our Lutheran heritage and confessions. God prevailed against this satanic intrusion and infiltration in the life of the Church. With HIS armor we are able to withstand against the wiles of the devil. We struggle not against the flesh and blood but against powers, against rulers of the darkness, against spiritual hosts of wickedness, against principalities. HE won the battle for us, the Church.” Gambereem continued, “May the Lord of the Church grant more wisdom and strength to continue to fight against evil forces like Rev. Preistly Bala singh and Bal sunder who continuously disrupt the peace in the Church.”

Pr. Roger James, next to Pres. Gambeeram.

Pr. Roger James, next to Pres. Gambeeram.

May the Lord of the Church protect His church from the attacks of Satan and keep them ever faithful in Word and Sacrament.

The judgment has been translated. Both the original and translation can be downloaded here in the original, IELC Judgement, and translation, Order Translation.