Tribune News Service
New Delhi, August 5
The Supreme Court on Wednesday has dismissed nun rape case accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal’s petition searching for to quash the fees in opposition to him, saying that “there was no merit in his case”.
“You don’t have a case. There is no merit in your plea”, mentioned a three-judge bench headed by the Chief Justice of India SA Bobde.
Bishop had claimed that he had been falsely implicated after he questioned the monetary dealings of the sufferer.
The 56-year-old Maulakkal—the deposed Bishop of Jalandhar diocese—had challenged on July 7 of the Kerala High Court dismissing his plea.
The trial courtroom has additionally rejected his plea. Now, he should face the trial on this case.
Maulakkal was arrested on September 2018 after a nun within the Missionaries of Jesus congregation filed a grievance—accusing him of raping her occasions between 2014 and 2016 in Kottayam in Kerala.
The Kerala Police has already filed a cost sheet in opposition to him within the case. The cost sheet has listed 83 witnesses, together with Cardinal of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, three bishops, 11 clergymen, and lots of nuns in opposition to him.
The Kerala High Court on July 7 had dismissed his searching for to discharge him within the case and directed him to face for trial.
The excessive courtroom 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 12 months.