Father James Aerathyil, who attempted to hush up the case of the Jalandhar Bishop being accused of raping a nun on Wednesday surrendered in court.
The priest, had been accused of attempting to influence the nun, surrendered in front of the First Class Judicial Magistrate Court at Pala.
The police had registered non-bailable warrant case against Fr James who over phone made big offers through a nun who has stood with the victim. Besides providing land, he also promised to set up a convent for the nun if she withdrew rape charges against the Jalandhar bishop.
James was granted bail. He had earlier been removed of key posts in the church and shifted to Idukki.