Supreme Court docket Court docket To Hear Former Kerala Bishop’s Plea For Dropping Nun Rape Fees On August 5

Top Court To Hear Former Kerala Bishop's Plea For Dropping Rape Charges On August 5

Franco Mulakkal has filed the plea in high courtroom the place he claimed to be harmless. (FILE)

New Delhi:

The Supreme Court docket will hear on August 5 a plea of former Bishop Franco Mulakkal searching for route to discharge him from the nun rape case.

A bench headed by Justice AS Bopanna will hear Mulakkal’s plea for dropping of rape prices towards him.

Mulakkal has filed the plea in high courtroom the place he claimed to be harmless and stated he was implicated after he questioned the monetary dealings of the sufferer nun.

He has just lately approached the highest courtroom after the Kerala Excessive Court docket has rejected his plea for discharge from the case.

On July 7, the Kerala Excessive Court docket had rejected Mulakkal’s plea to quash the cost of sexually assaulting a nun towards him and directed him to face trial.

The prosecution within the Excessive Court docket had contended that there was sturdy proof towards him and he was transferring pleas steadily to delay the trial.

He had approached the Kerala Excessive Court docket after a trial courtroom in March in Kottayam had dismissed the plea to discharge him from the case.

Mulakkal, former head of the Latin Catholic Diocese of Jalandhar, had sought from trial courtroom to quash prices towards him claiming that the rape survivor had implicated him after he took motion towards her for monetary irregularities within the convent.

In June 2018, the nun, who’s a member of the Missionaries of Jesus congregation primarily based in Punjab, had complained to the police in Kottayam that Jalandhar Bishop had raped her a number of instances between 2014 and 2016.

After a number of rounds of questioning, the particular investigation workforce (SIT) of Kerala Police arrested him in September 2018. The SIT had filed the cost sheet towards him final yr.

(Aside from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV workers and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)

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