On Saturday, he will be produce before the Pala magistrate court, and the police would File an application before the court, for three-day police custody for some further interrogation.
Police said he will appear in court on Sunday.
"We have sought legal consultations on the anticipatory bail plea that he has moved and we expect to get the advice on this Friday", Harishankar said, adding that by Friday, they will be able to take a holistic decision after looking into all aspects. The nun also said that Catholic Church officials had ignored her complaints, prompting her to go to the police. The police had questioned the bishop once on August 13, nearly two months after the complaint was filed but the case had been kept in cold storage after that.
The bishop, who belongs to the Roman Catholic Diocese in Jalandhar, Punjab, has been questioned for seven hours each on two days starting Wednesday near here at a Crime Branch office.
"At first I had reported the attack to the superiors in the church, but after my call for justice fell on deaf ears, I was forced to report the crime to the Police", the nun proclaimed, according to BPCA.More news: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah 'fine' despite lack of goals - Jurgen Klopp
"The state government has always been with the victim and whosoever does a wrong - the wrongdoer will be taken to task", he said. Bishop Mulakkal claims the accusations are baseless and aim to deflate the disciplinary action he had initiated against the nun. Meanwhile, the survivor nun has also written to the Vatican and sought for intervention in the ongoing case and has also demanded the bishop's removal.
On Thursday, the Vatican relieved Mulakkal "temporarily" of all pastoral responsibilities as the bishop of the Jalandhar diocese, the Press Trust reported.
"He is charged with rape", said inspector general Vijay Sakhare in the city of Kochi.
#2.00 pm: "Even if it's one time or 13 times, it's rape".