Bishop to be arrested only if evidence exists: SP
Kochi: Kottayam SP Hari Sankar said that Bishop Franco Mulakkal will be arrested only if they get evidences. A final decision in this regard will be taken only after assessing the statements of the bishop, nuns and witnesses.
He also made it clear that there is no hindrance to arrest him. He was speaking to Mathrubhumi News just before leaving to Tripunithura for interrogation.
The bishop’s statement would be recorded for clearing the ambiguities and contradictions in the other statements. He will be arrested if there are evidences. But the final decision regarding the arrest will be taken only after the questioning is completed.
The high court has not stopped the arrest. He also said that chances of further interrogation can be confirmed only after today’s questioning.
There are no pressures on the investigation team. Only limited scientific evidences will be available in a case that is about four years old. The witness statements are more important in the investigation, which requires more time.
Investigation into the case is progressing rapidly. He added that the investigation team is satisfied over the probe till date.