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High Court rejects Bishop’s plea in nun rape case

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Kochi, July 7

In a setback for rape accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal, the Kerala High Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition seeking to discharge him in the sexual assault case filed against him by a nun.

Justice V Shircy directed the deposed bishop of Jalandhar diocese to stand trial in the rape case. Dismissing Franco’s plea, the High Court admitted the prosecution argument that there was prima facie evidence against him in the rape case, which was registered on the basis of a complaint filed by a nun of Jalandhar diocese.

Bishop Franco had filed the revision petition following the dismissal of his discharge plea by a trial court in March this year. The rape case was registered by the police in Kottayam district. — PTI

from The Tribune https://ift.tt/2VWBmEk

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