‘No Case to Frame Charges’: Bishop Mulakkal Files Discharge Plea

Bishop Franco Mulakkal, former head of Jalandhar diocese of Roman Catholic Church, on Saturday, 25 January, filed a discharge petition before a lower court in connection with the case of alleged rape of a nun.

In his plea filed before the Additional District and Sessions Court I, Mulakkal claimed that prima facie there was no case to frame charges against him.

The trial court adjourned the matter to 4 February for the prosecution to file its objection to the plea filed by the Bishop, accused of raping and sexually assaulting a nun of the same diocese.

Also Read: How Delhi Rapper Naveen Kumar Turns Anger Against CAA Into Verses

The Bishop filed the discharge plea as the Court was supposed to commence the preliminary hearing on charges on Saturday.

However, he was not present in the Court.

The case is based on a complaint filed against the bishop by the nun.

In her complaint to the police in June 2018, the nun had alleged that she was subjected to sexual abuse by the Bishop during the period of 2014 and 2016.

The Bishop, who was arrested by the Special Investigation Team probed the case, has charged him with wrongful confinement, rape, unnatural sex and criminal intimidation in the case.

Also Read: Nirbhaya Case Convict Moves SC Challenging Rejection of Mercy Plea

. Read more on India by The Quint.RSS & BJP’s Nehru-Netaji ‘Cosplay’: Irony Dies a Thousand Deaths‘No Case to Frame Charges’: Bishop Mulakkal Files Discharge Plea . Read more on India by The Quint.