Additional District and Sessions Court I, Kottayam, dismissed the discharge petition filed by rape accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal, former head of the Latin Catholic Diocese of Jalandhar, New Indian Express reported.
Bishop Franco Mulakkal filed the discharge petition regarding the nun rape case filed against him by the Kuravilangad police.
According to media reports, Bishop Franco requested the court to discharge him without even stepping into the hearing as the nun fabricated a story out of her grudge.
However, the court observed that all the charges levelled against the accused in the charge sheet would remain. The court will consider the case for further proceedings to March 24, 2020.
The court has postponed the petition submitted by the accused to ban the media from reporting about his case.