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Sessions Court defers hearing on rape case against Bishop Franco Mulakkal to Jan 25

Kottayam, Jan 6 (GCCurrentAffairs) The hearing in the case against Bishop Franco Mulakkal who was charged for allegedly raping a Nun, has been deferred to January 25.
The hearing was postponed after Franco failed to appear before Kottayam Additional District Sessions Court on Monday.
Instead of Franco, his lawyer only appeared before the court.
The lawyer said that Franco has filed a plea stating that he cannot appear before the court .
The court did not accepted the Defence Counsel’s request for more time.
Franco was arrested on September 21, 2019. The chargesheet was submitted in the Court on April, 2019.
Police have registered five cases including charges of rape, unnatural sex and abuse of power against Franco.
The proceedings such as reading out the chargesheet prior to the beginning of trial was yet to be completed.
Franco had appeared before the court on November 30.
Following this, his bail period was extended.

Source
Via UNI-India

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