Tripunithura: The interrogation of Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal accused of allegedly raping a nun is underway for the second consecutive day.
Yesterday, Mulakkal was questioned for around seven hours here at the Crime Branch office. He was asked to return on Thursday for further questioning.
Accompanied by his counsel and a few priests, Mulakkal arrived at the Crime Branch office around 11 a.m., even as demands for his arrest grew. Nuns have been agitating in Kochi for 13 days.
#Kerala nun rape case: Accused Jalandhar Ex-Bishop Franco Mulakkal arrives at Crime Branch (CID) in Kochi where he will be interrogated by a 5-member team for the second day today. pic.twitter.com/KX5cqFj9mm
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Like on Wednesday, Inspector General Vijay Sakhre, Kottayam Superintendent Harishankar and his deputy K. Subhash held a meeting at the IG office in Kochi before questioning the bishop.
The Kerala High Court has already agreed to hear Mulakkal’s anticipatory bail plea on September 25.
A 44-year-old Kerala based Nun has alleged that she was raped several times between 2014 to 2016.
Following this, an FIR was registered against the bishop on June 27 this year.
Earlier last month, the bishop was questioned by the police team led by Subhash at his Jalandhar office.