Kochi, Sep 21: The Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) member staged a protest against rape accused Former Bishop Franco Mulakkal, outside Crime Branch (CID) office in Kochi on Friday.
Mulakkal is being interrogated by a 5-member team of Kerala Police for the third day.
Kerala: Members & workers of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) protest against rape accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal, outside Crime Branch (CID) office in Kochi where he is being interrogated by a 5-member team for the third day today. pic.twitter.com/HW2YHDZ613
— ANI (@ANI) September 21, 2018
Meanwhile, several Nuns have been also protesting in Kochi for the past 14 days seeking his arrest.
The former bishop has been accused of repeatedly sexually abusing a nun between 2014 and 2016.
Speaking to media, Kottayam police chief Hari Sankar, who heads the police probe team on Friday said that at the moment they were unable to say anything about the arrest.
“It will only be decided after the interrogation is over. It is completely the prerogative of the investigating officer. And there is no need for him to take any permission from anyone. We have already consulted legal experts,” he stated.
The Kerala High Court will be hearing the bishop’s anticipatory bail plea on September 25.