On Wednesday, activists of All India Youth Federation, the youth wing of CPI, waved black flags as the bishop came out of the police station after questioning.
On Thursday, the Vatican had temporarily "relieved him" of his pastoral duties even though the Bishop had earlier announced this week that he was stepping down to concentrate on fighting the case levelled against him.
Mulakkal has been accused of repeated rape and sexual assault by the Kerala-based nun of Missionaries of Jesus Congregation of the Jalandhar diocese, but he has denied the allegations.
On Wednesday, police questioned him for 7 hours.
Punjab Christian Movement members outside the Bishop house in Jalandhar Friday.
George, an Independent legislator, made the allegation saying that he is in possession of a photograph of the nun and the Bishop where the former can be seen in a happy and pleasant state. "Why didn't she complain the first time?" One of the nuns, while slamming the police's inaction in nabbing the accused said, "The police have repeatedly taken the statement of the victim nun, but they have taken Franco Mulakkal's statement only once. The police don't have any evidence", said front president George Soni.
The Bishop's arrest led to quiet celebrations at Kochi's Vanchi Square, where sisters of the Missionaries of Jesus in Kottayam - Anupama, Alphy, Josephine, Neena Rose and Anaitha - along with many others had been protesting for the past 14 days demanding the arrest of the Bishop.
While the cleric has been served a notice to appear before a probe team for interrogation on September 19, the investigation has already been stretched to over 70 days.