The apex court also did not consider the need to stay the proceedings. The victim nun and the state government opposed the petition. Franco Mulaikkal approached the Supreme Court after the Kottayam Additional Sessions Court and the High Court rejected his plea to drop the case.
Bishop Franco retaliates against germination in nun rape case. The Supreme Court rejected the petition filed by Franco Mulakkal seeking his dismissal from the case. Chief Justice SA Bobde said Bishop Franco should face trial. The bishop said in the petition that there was no evidence against him in the case and that the allegations were fabricated.