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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.
The 54-year-old bishop has not resigned yet, but in an official circular, stated that he has appointed Mathew Kokkandum as administrator of the Diocese in his absence.
The nun from Kerala has accused the 54-year-old Bishop of raping her on several occasions between 2014 and 2016.
Bishop Franco will be handing over his responsibilities to his deputy, Father Mathew Kokkandam, before stepping down.
Case filed against Missionaries of Jesus after it releases Kerala nun's photo with rape-accused Bishop
The case was registered by the Kuravilangadu police station in Kottayam district on the complaint filed by the alleged victim's brother.
The nuns said they would not have come out in the open had the Church authorities delivered justice to the victim.
The Missionaries of Jesus, the congregation to which the nun belongs, controversially released a photograph of the alleged victim and the perpetrator seated together in a group.
The tide may finally be turning against the bishop as many fence-sitters are coming out in support of the nun, though it is still a trickle from the political space.
Jesme is doubtful whether the church hierarchy and the institution as a whole have undergone any positive changes.
Bishop Franco Mulakkal of the Roman Catholic Diocese in Jalandhar has been served a notice to appear before the probe team on September 19.
Addressing media persons on Wednesday, Kochi Range IG Vijay Sakhare said that a lot of contradictions had to be ironed out before filing the chargesheet in the controversial nun rape case.