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 [...]

Kerala nun rape case: Why is the police questioning Bishop Franco Mulakkal when law requires his arrest?

While the investigation against Bishop Franco Mulakkal — accused of raping a nun 13 times between 2014 and 2016 — continues for a second day, the most important question which the police will have to answer is how a person accused of rape is being questioned without being arrested. The procedure that the law mandates, in [...]

Illegal Hoardings/Flex boards: Kerala HC Directs Local Self Government Institutions To Initiate Removal; Issues …

The High Court of Kerala, through Justice Devan Ramachandran, has directed Local Self Government Institutions to take proactive steps in removing illegal hoardings and flex boards all across the state on a war footing. Justice Ramachandran also formulated certain guidelines to be followed in the installation of hoardings and flex boards in future. The court [...]

NIA to produce Afghanistan deported IS sympathiser in Kerala court

New Delhi: 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 [...]

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