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Bishop Mulakkal's bail extended

Bishop Mulakkal was arrested on September 21, 2018 on rape charges.

 
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Kottayam: 

A court in Kerala Friday extended till June 7 the bail of Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jalandhar, accused of sexually assaulting a nun between 2014 and 2016.

The Pala Magistrate Court extended the bail where Bishop Mulakkal appeared in person. The court has posted the case for June 7.

Mulakkal was arrested on September 21, 2018 on rape charges. He secured bail on October 16 and no longer heads the diocese.

The Kerala Police have last month submitted a 1,400-page charge sheet to the court against the bishop.

It names 83 witnesses, including the Cardinal of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, Mar George Alencherry, three bishops, 11 priests and several nuns.


IANS

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