Kochi: Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who has been questioned by Kerala Police for the past 3 days over the allegations of rape and unnatural sex levelled by a nun, was arrested on Friday. The police are expected to seek his two-day custodial remand. 

The arrest was recorded by Kottayam deputy superintendent of police K Subhash after a two-and-a-half day-long interrogation. Bishop had reached before the investigation team for interrogation at 10 am on Friday, which marked the third day of interrogation, led by Kottayam SP S Harishankar and Vaikkom DySP K Subhash.

The arrest was inevitable since the statement of the Bishop was unsatisfactory and all the evidence was against him. SP informed this to the Bishop, Punjab police and the advocate in Punjab. Remand report was written following this and arrest was registered.

The investigation team had earlier clarified that there are developments in the interrogation on Thursday and many details were obtained from the Bishop.