The High Court in India’s Kerala state ordered Cardinal George Alencherry, head of the country’s Syro-Malabar Church, to face trial in a land deal case.
The court upheld the verdict of a district sessions court that asked the cardinal and two others on August 24, 2019, to stand trial in the case.
The court has dismissed six petitions submitted by Cardinal Alencherry.
Both the High Court and the district court said there’s prima facie evidence of Cardinal Alencherry’s involvement in the land deal.
Although eight cases were registered against the cardinal, the district court served summons in only six cases.
The cardinal approached the High Court seeking immediate intervention to nullify the summons and avoid the trial.
Cardinal Alencherry plans to appeal the Supreme Court against the high court order.
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