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Posted at: Aug 11, 2018, 12:40 PM; last updated: Aug 11, 2018, 7:43 PM (IST)

Kerala police team visits Missionaries of Jesus in Jalandhar for questioning

Kerala police team visits Missionaries of Jesus in Jalandhar for questioning
Tribune photo:Sarbjit Singh

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, August 11

Having arrived here on Friday afternoon, a Kerala Police team, probing the rape case lodged by a nun against Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jalandhar Diocese, reached the congregation of Missionaries of Jesus on Saturday noon.

The Jalandhar centre of Missionaries of Jesus is the headquarters of all centres under the congregation in India.

The team, which had met some ex-nuns at Bias village near Bhogpur, on Friday evening, first met Police Commissioner Parveen Sinha at his residence on Saturday before proceeding towards the congregation centre at Mall Road, Jalandhar Cantonment.

The complainant nun was earlier serving as Superior General in the congregation. The Kerala Police team, led by Vaikom DSP K Subhash, came accompanied by Jalandhar City police officials and the Military Police team.

After questioning more nuns on Saturday, the team is likely to question the Bishop at Bishop House on Sunday.

The nun had on June 28 lodged a complaint against the Bishop that he had raped her 13 times during his visit to a Jalandhar Diocese centre in Kerala between 2014-16. The team is interrogating Sister Regina, the current Superior General, besides five other nuns present in the compound.

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