The Supreme Court will hear the anticipatory bail plea of Father Abraham Varghese on Tuesday in connection with a case of sexually assaulting a woman allegedly by four clergy of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church in Kerala.
A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud is reported to have agreed to hear the plea of the priest after he sought urgent hearing. as
The crime branch had on July 2 registered a case against Father Abraham Varghese and three other priests on the basis of statements given by a woman belonging to the same Church accusing them of sexually assaulting her on many occasions.
Two priests have already been arrested in connection with the case.