#ArrestBishopFranco: Accused Bishop booked for rape, unnatural sex and intimidation
The Kerala Police in its submission to the Kerala High Court have registered an FIR against Bishop Franco Mulakkal on the basis on the complaint of the victim nun under Sections 342, 376 (2) (k) and (n), 377 and 506 (I) IPC for rape and intimidation.
A division bench of Chief Justice Hrishikesh Roy and Justice AK Jayasankaran Nambiar pursued the materials of investigations handed over to them by the Kerala Police investigations team in a sealed envelope.
The Director General of Prosecutions Manjeri Sreedharan Nair told the Court that the probe team has been conducting a meticulous investigations across five states in India, questioning several witnesses.
The prosecution also submitted that a notice under Section 41A of CrPC has been served on Franco Mulakkal to appear before police on September 19 for interrogation.
Hearing the petitioners, Kerala High Court bench , observed that ‘Arrest is a discretion of police’. The court had adjourned the matter to September 24th, 2018.