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Police writes to immigration dept to prevent any bid by Bishop

Press Trust of India  |  Kottayam (Ker) 

Police probing the allegation of against a of the Jalandhar dioecese, has written to the Immigration department to prevent any bid by him to leave the country, a said today.

In her complaint to the district recently, a nun has charged with and unnatural sex multiple times at a small town near between 2014 and 2016.

"We have written to the immigration requesting them not to allow the to leave the country," a police officer supervising the investigation told

Apprehension that the bishop, having international connections, may leave the country to evade arrest has prompted police to write such a letter to the immigration department, the said.

The probe team, which went through the statements given to it and a by the nun, feels that there was "merit" in the nuns complaint to interrogate the Bishop, police said.

The probe team had yesterday examined the statements given to it and a judicial first class under CrPC Section 164.

Meanwhile, sources close to the nun said she had written to Pope on May 14 this year complaining against the Bishop.

In her complaint submitted to the 'Holy See', the nun had alleged that she was "sexually abused and harassed" by the Bishop, the sources said.

Police had said yesterday that the investigating team was planning to go to Jalandhar to interrogate Mulakkal but a decision would be taken after consulting with top officials.

Authorities of the congregation of nuns, to which the victim belongs, has reportedly warned some of its members for supporting her in her fight against the Bishop.

Last week, the nun had complained to the National Commission for Women that the was "not working" in the case as the accused is a "highly linked" person.

NCW had said this after she met the nun at her convent on Saturday.

Sharma met her two days after a court recorded the nun's statement in the case.

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First Published: Wed, July 11 2018. 20:20 IST