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Sister Lucy Kalapurekal of the Syro Malabar Catholic Church also told the media that when she visited her congregation in Wayanad in the morning, she was told to keep away from her church duties.
The trip to the convent is part of the police's evidence gathering. According to the victim's complains, Mulakkal raped her at the VIP rest room, where he has been staying.
Activists and leaders of NGOs greeted the nuns with slogans as they climbed on to the stage where they spent 14 days demanding the arrest of Bishop Franco.
He was Saturday discharged from the government hospital in the city where he was admitted following complaints of chest pain, officials sources said.
Since no political party was willing to back them, the protesting nuns had to rely solely on the civil society’s support to expose the injustice meted out to them.
Kerala nun rape case: Special Investigation Team sticks to charges slapped on Bishop Franco Mulakkal
Police officers said they were able to present clear evidence, collected during the course of their investigation, before the bishop to convince his arrest.
When the news of the arrest first started to trickle in, the venue, where the protest by the nuns entered the 14th day on Friday, was filled with joy.
Franco complained of chest pain when he was being taken to Kottayam Police club from the Crime Branch office in Thrippunithura in Ernakulam district Friday night, they said.
It was after high drama and suspense that began around noon that top police officers finally confirmed the arrest of the bishop, around 8 pm.
Though there have been reports earlier that the arrest was recorded at around 1.15 pm, the final announcement was delayed as police sought more clarification on some more points.
The decision was taken during a one-hour meeting of Kochi Range IG Vijay Sakhre with the Director General of Prosecution’s office here.
The CPM state chief alleged the strike was part of a political campaign.
Agnelo Rufino Gracias, Titular Bishop of Molicunza and Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Bombay, has been appointed as the administrator of the Jalandhar Diocese.
It was after Kerala Police served notice to Bishop Franco to appear before the investigation team on September 19 that Franco wrote a letter to the Pope expressing his desire to step down temporarily.
George said he received the letter only on September 17 and would not be in a position to come to Delhi at such a short notice.