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Close aide of rape accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal arrested with over Rs 10 crore cash by the Enforcement Directorate

Free and fair election won’t be ensured if there is a flow of black money, which are used to lure the voters. Till date, politicians or their followers were supplying cash to influence the voters, but this time a shocking incident has taken place where the Punjab Police have arrested Father Anthony, who is a very close ally of Franco Mulakkal, and have seized over Rs 10 crore unaccounted cash.

The arrest of father Anthony was made by the Punjab Police on 29th March, along with five others. A report stated “The arrest was made from a house situated on the outskirts of Jalandhar. The case has been handed over to the Income tax department. The police are trying to ascertain the background of the accused”.

Father Anthony talking to media
Father Anthony talking to media

Denying any misappropriation of cash, father Anthony said “Father Anthony who was arrested by police on March 29 after cash was confiscated from his residence in Partappura near Jalandhar; alleges that the police had confiscated over 15 crore rupees from him. Police documents show recovery of 9 crore 66 lakh on papers”.

He added “Police came to my residence where the cash to be deposited into Sahodaya account, a firm with stationery business across Punjab, was being counted by bank officials. Due to some misunderstanding, they confiscated the cash. We will deposit the book of accounts on April 3”.

The Nun who had accused of being raped by Bishop Franco Mulakkal had mentioned about the arrested father Anthony’s name in several of the letters written by her. Now the reports also suspect that father Anthony might be having details of about the financial transaction of rape accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal.

The Nun in the Kerala rape case had accused the Bishop Franco of raping her several times over the span of couple of years. After three months of the complaint being filed, Bishop Franco was arrested and later he was released on bail.


Hansika Raj

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