Child sexual harassment: Non-bailable warrant issued against Bishop

A child friendly court in the city has issued a non-bailable warrant against a Bishop, who is an accused in a POCSO case.

Published: 03rd April 2018 05:37 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd April 2018 05:37 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

BENGALURU: A child-friendly court in the city has issued a non-bailable warrant against a Bishop, who is an accused in a POCSO case. Prasanna Kumar Samuel, the Bishop of the Church of South India’s Karnataka Central Diocese, is one of the accused in a POCSO case registered in Cubbon Park police station in February 2015. The police had filed a chargesheet under the provisions of the IPC and the POCSO Act. As Samuel did not appear before the court for trial despite issuing summons, the Special Court to try POCSO cases has issued a non bailable warrant against him and adjourned the hearing till Saturday. The alleged incident had taken place in a reputed school in the Central Business District on January 8. Girl students, who were protesting the transfer of their principal the previous month, were allegedly molested by miscreants

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