The Kerala High Court on Wednesday granted conditional bail to Malankara Orthodox Church priest Father Job Mathew, who is accused of sexually assaulting a woman.
The bail was granted on the condition that he will surrender his passport and appear before the investigating officer twice a week.
Father Mathew moved to the High Court this week after a Judicial First Class Magistrate Court in Thiruvalla rejected his bail application.
In June, the Crime Branch registered a case against four priests of the church for allegedly sexually assaulting the woman in Kottayam.
One of the four priests surrendered on July 12.(Minimal edits applied, story generated from syndicated ANI feed)