Supreme Court rejects Mulakkal’s discharge plea

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 5

The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed nun rape case accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal’s petition in search of quashing of prices in opposition to him, saying there was no advantage in his case. 

Will must face trial 

  • Deposed Bishop of Jalandhar diocese Franco Mulakkal had sought quashing of prices
  • After rejection of his plea by the SC, he should face trial within the nun rape case
  • He is accused of raping her 13 instances between 2014 and 2016 at Kottayam in Kerala

“You don’t have a case. There is no merit in your plea,” a three-judge Bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde stated. The accused Bishop had claimed that he had been falsely implicated after he questioned monetary dealings of the sufferer.

Mulakkal (56), the deposed Bishop of Jalandhar diocese, had challenged the July 7 order of the Kerala High Court dismissing his plea. The trial courtroom had additionally rejected his plea. After dismissal of his petition by the highest courtroom, he should face trial within the case.

Mulakkal was arrested in September 2018 after a nun within the Missionaries of Jesus congregation filed a criticism accusing him of raping her 13 instances between 2014 and 2016 at Kottayam in Kerala. The Kerala Police have already filed a chargesheet in opposition to him, itemizing 83 witnesses.

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