Kerala nun rape case: Court rejects Franco Mulakkal’s bail application, sent to police custody

Kottayam, Sep 22:  Former Bishop of Jalandhar, Franco Mulakkal, sent to police custody till 24 September. His bail application has been dismissed on Saturday. Bishop Franco Mulakkal Police in its remand report on Kerala nun rape case stated that Franco Mulakkal came to the convent with the intention of sexually assaulting the victim. On 5 May [...]

Kerala court sends Bishop Franco Mulakkal to two-day police custody

Watch former Bishop of Jalandhar, Franco Mulakkal, being taken into police custody, at magistrate court in Kerala’s Kottayam. Article source: Legal News

Kerala Nun Rape Case | Arrested After 3 Days Of Grilling, Rape Accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal to Appear Before …

Update at 10:28 AM: Rape accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal arrives at Pala Court Update at 10:28 AM: Police to produce papers to gain custody for 3 days of Bishop Franco. Meanwhile, the legal team of Bishop had already reached Pala magistrate court to file a bail petition Update at 10:01 AM: Rape accused Bishop  Franco Mulakkal leaves for the Court hearing   [...]

Kerala nun rape case: Bishop Franco Mulakkal produced in court, lawyer files bail petition

Rape accused Franco Mulakkal being produced in court on Saturday (Photo: ANI) Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who has been arrested for allegedly raping a nun repeatedly, has been produced in court. Police have sought three-day custody of Mulakkal while his lawyer has filed a bail petition, ANI reported. The hearing will resume at the magistrate court in [...]

India bishop accused of rape arrested in Kerala – BBC News

Image caption Bishop Franco Mulakkal denies wrongoing A bishop has been arrested in the southern Indian state of Kerala over allegations that he raped a nun 13 times times between 2014 and 2016. The 44-year-old woman registered a police complaint in June, alleging that the Catholic Church had taken no action despite repeated appeals. It [...]

India bishop accused of rape arrested in Kerala

Image caption Bishop Franco Mulakkal denies wrongoing A bishop has been arrested in the southern Indian state of Kerala over allegations that he raped a nun 13 times times between 2014 and 2016. The 44-year-old woman registered a police complaint in June, alleging that the Catholic Church had taken no action despite repeated appeals. It [...]

NIA to produce deported IS sympathiser in Kerala court

The NIA will produce Nashidul Hamzafar, an alleged Islamic State (IS) sympathiser who was deported from Afghanistan to India on Tuesday, in a Kerala court later on Thursday, an official said. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) will seek Hamzafar’s custody for questioning, the official said. Hamzafar was arrested by the NIA after his deportation and [...]

Higher secondary school teachers divided over Kerala High Court’s transfer verdict

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Even as the High Court ordered that the transfer of higher secondary school teachers should be implemented based on seniority rather than priority and compassionate grounds, a section of teachers are still divided over the verdict. Last month, the HC upheld that seniority of the teachers should be the criteria for allotment of schools [...]

SC rejects Kerala govt’s plea to acquire land ownership from …

The Kerala Government on Monday received a setback from Supreme Court regarding the Harrisons Malayalam land acquisition case. When the Kerala High Court denied the state government from using a special officer to acquire land belonging to Harrisons Malayalam Ltd, the government had filed an appeal in the Supreme Court, which the court ruled out [...]

Despite special courts, conviction rates against MPs, MLAs remain …

By Shreya Raman Mumbai: As Mizoram, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh prepare for elections and India for general elections next year, criminal records are not likely to be a deterrent to members of Parliament (MPs) and state legislative assemblies (MLAs). No more than 6 percent of criminal cases against India’s MPs and MLAs ended in conviction, according to data submitted [...]

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