New Delhi, Aug. 2 -- : The Supreme Court will hear on August 5 a plea of former Bishop Franco Mulakkal seeking direction to discharge him from the nun rape case.

A bench headed by Justice AS Bopanna will hear Mulakkal's plea for dropping of rape charges against him.

Mulakkal has filed the plea in top court where he claimed to be innocent and said he was implicated after he questioned the financial dealings of the victim nun.

He has recently approached the top court after the Kerala High Court has rejected his plea for discharge from the case.

On July 7, the Kerala High Court had rejected Mulakkal's plea to quash the charge of sexually assaulting a nun against him and directed him to face trial.

The prosecution in the High Court had con...