HC stays sentence against Bishop

The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Monday stayed a single bench order sentencing the Bishop of Thoothukudi Nazareth Diocese to ‘civil prison.’ A division bench of Justices C. T. Selvam and A. M. Basheer Ahamed granted an interim injunction against the sentence.

The petitioner, Rt. Rev. S. E. C. Devasahayam, moved the High Court Bench against the sentence. The court had sentenced the Bishop on charges of violation during the conduct of an earlier election to the diocese. It had ordered fresh elections.

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