The Supreme Court will hear tomorrow the anticipatory bail plea of Father Soni Abraham Varghese in connection with the sex scandal case involving four clergymen attached to the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church in Kerala. A bench, headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, agreed to hear the plea after the priest sought urgent hearing, fearing arrest in the case.
The crime branch had, earlier this month, registered a case against Father 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.
The High Court had earlier dismissed his plea and ordered him to surrender forthwith. The probe agency has already arrested two of the accused.