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Though the bishop had left for Kerala from Jalandhar on Monday, the police did not divulge his whereabouts even as they waited at the CB office.
Earlier Stephen Mathew and Aloshy Joseph were hospitalised due to deteriorating health.
The commission had summoned George following his adverse remarks against the nun allegedly sexually abused by Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal.
As 54-year old bishop Franco appeared before police investigating the case in Thrippunithura near here Wednesday, the protesters expressed hope their demand for justice will be met and he would be arrested.
The nun has accused the senior Catholic priest of sexually assaulting her repeatedly between 2014 and 2016.
The Bishop, who came to Kerala after the investigation team served a notice directing him to appear for interrogation on Wednesday, arrived by 11 am at the office of Crime Branch SP.
Though an urgent pre-arrest bail plea was filed, the petitioner’s counsel did not press for an interim order directing the police not to arrest the petitioner.
The nun, in her complaint, alleged that on May 5, 2014, and May 6, 2016, she was raped by the bishop several times in a room attached to St Francis Mission Home in Kuruvilangad.
Joining the indefinite hunger strike of the sister of the victim, Hari Priya, a member of the AICC, said she will also continue the strike in order to support their protest.
Nature and gravity of the accusation are very important factors to decide whether the accused is entitled to get the discretionary relief of pre-arrest bail.
Mulakkal has asked the court to see that he was not arrested till the anticipatory bail plea was disposed.
The bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese in Jalandhar would be appearing before the police probe team on Wednesday.
Quite unlike the previous days, day ten of the nuns’ protest got a positive twist with ordinary housewives from far and near thronging the protest venue.
In a letter the nun sent from the convent on November 14 last year, she informed her family about the harrowing experiences she had to go through.
Jalaja, who is part of Kalakakshi, a collective of artivists - artists and activists - expressed solidarity with Save Our Sister Action Council by initiating an art campaign.