Tribune News Service
New Delhi, July 25
Nun rape case accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal has moved the Supreme Court looking for discharge within the case, claiming he has been falsely implicated after he questioned monetary dealings of the sufferer.
Maulakkal (56) – the deposed Bishop of Jalandhar diocese – has challenged July 7 order of the Kerala High Court dismissing his plea. The trial courtroom had additionally rejected his plea.
He was arrested in September 2018 after a nun within the Missionaries of Jesus congregation filed a grievance accusing him of raping her 13 instances between 2014 and 2016 in Kottayam in Kerala.
The Kerala Police have already filed a chargesheet in opposition to him within the case. The chargesheet has listed 83 witnesses, together with Cardinal of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, three bishops, 11 clergymen, and plenty of nuns in opposition to him.
The Kerala High Court had on July 7 dismissed his plea looking for to discharge him within the case and directed him to face the trial.
The High Court agreed with the prosecution that there was prima facie proof in opposition to Mulakkal within the rape case.
The accused had filed the revision petition following the dismissal of his discharge plea by a trial courtroom in March this yr.