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Documents against Cardinal Alencherry forged: Police

The complaint said the accused forged documents to defame the cardinal before the synod of the Church.

 
Cardinal George Alencherry
Kochi: 

The documents that claimed Cardinal George Alencherry used his private bank account for money transactions are forged, said police investigating the case.

The bank documents produced as evidence against the cardinal, also Major Archbishop and head of the Syro-Malabar Church, were forged, police said.

“The investigation is going on and we have clarified with the bank also regarding the issue. It is found the cardinal has no such bank account used for transferring funds as alleged by the complainants,” said Aluva deputy superintendent of police K. A. Vidyadharan, who is investigating the case

However, he said they are yet to find the source of the forged documents.

The police had earlier recorded the statements of the cardinal and Father Joby Maprakavil, who petitioned police.

Father Joby Maprakavil, executive director of Syro-Malabar Internet Mission filed the case. It accused Apostolic Administrator of Ernakulam Angamaly Bishop Jacob Manathodath and senior priest Father Paul Thelakkatt.

The complaint said the accused forged documents to defame the cardinal before the synod of the Church.

The case was later transferred to Thrikkakara police station, which covers the area of synod office in Kakkanad, near Kochi.

Source: The New Indian Express






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