Kochi: 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.