Kochi, Sept 24 (GCNews) Bishop Franco Mulakkal of the Archdiocese of Jalandhar arrested for allegedly raping a 44-yr old nun, was today remanded to 14-days police custody. The bishop will be shifted to sub-jail at Pala in Kottayam.
The accused Bishop of the Catholic Church has been booked for rape, unnatural sex and illegal confinement of a Nun who was raped 13-times by him between 2014-2016.
The High Court postponed the Bishop’s bail plea to Thursday. It also observed that the anticipatory bail plea cannot be considered as he is already under arrest.
Interestingly in his bail plea in court the lawyers of the Bishop stated that he feared that the police may fabricate evidence against him and that his health condition is weak.