Jalandhar bishop seeks anticipatory bail

Bishop Franco Mulakkal from Jalandhar who has been accused of raping a nun has moved the Kerala High Court for anticipatory bail. He claimed that the allegations against him were concocted and cooked up. He is supposed to appear before a special investigation team of the Kerala Police for interrogation.

The High Court has adjourned the hearing to September 25th. The bishop said in his petition for bail that the nun who made allegations against him was removed from her post of Mother Superior and Kerala- in – charge based on a complaint from her own cousin and another nun. That caused her to be inimical towards him as she was under the impression that he had taken action against her. Hence she had come up with this fictional story to tarnish his image.