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Ex- bishop arraigned by a court in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, May 11 -- The former bishop of Jalandhar, Franco Mulakkal, was arraigned on Friday by a Kerala court on the charge of raping a 43-year-old nun and secured an extension of his bail until June 7. The Judicial First Class Magistrate Court in Pala handed Mulakkal a copy of the charge sheet filed by a special investigation team in which he has also been accused of wrongful confinement and committing an unnatural offence. SIT listed 83 witnesses in the case including Major Archbishop Cardinal George Alencherry and several magistrates who recorded statements of the rape survivor and witnesses. The court will hear the matter next on June 7. Mullakal who, if found guilty may get a life term, arrived in the court in the company of...
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