Bail plea hearing of Kerala rape-accused priests postponed

New Delhi, July 17: The Supreme Court on Tuesday postponed the hearing of anticipatory bail pleas of two Malankara Orthodox Church priests who are on the run after facing sexual abuse charges against a parishioner. A bench of Justice A.K. Sikri and Justice Ashok Bhushan scheduled the hearing slated for Tuesday to Thursday. Father Sony (Abraham) Varghese and Father Jaice K. George approached the top court challenging the order of the Kerala High Court which denied them anticipatory bail. A woman who regularly visited the Malankara Orthodox Church has accused five priests of sexually abusing her for a decade. (IANS)