The Kerala High Court on August 12 said that Cardinal George Alencherry must face trial in the land deal case. The court upheld the verdict of a district sessions court that on August 24, 2019, asked the cardinal and two others to stand trial in the case. The court has dismissed six petitions submitted by Cardinal Alencherry. Both the High Court and the district court observed prima facie evidence of Cardinal Alencherry’s involvement in the land deal. Although eight cases were registered against the cardinal, the district court served summons in only six cases.