Hearing in Sankararaman murder case adjourned

Hearing in the Sankararaman murder case, in which Kanchi Sankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati and his junior Vijendra Saraswati are the main accused, has been adjourned till Wednesday by a local court here.

Last Updated: Mar 08, 2011, 15:59 PM IST

Puducherry: Hearing in the Sankararaman
murder case, in which Kanchi Sankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati
and his junior Vijendra Saraswati are the main accused, has been adjourned till Wednesday by a local court here.

Principal District and Sessions Judge T Ramasamy
adjourned the case till tomorrow, after Special Public
Prosecutor N Devadoss examined the witness, a police officer
from Chennai.

Only 11 the total of 24 accused were present during the
hearing today. The absentees included the two seers,
who have been accused of hatching a conspiracy to murder
Sankararaman.

A total of 171 prosecution witnesses have been examined
so far in connection with the case since commencement of the
trial here two years ago.

Sankararaman, a manager of the Varadarajaperumal temple
in Kancheepuram, was allegedly murdered on September 3, 2004.

The trial was shifted to Puducherry from Chengalpattu on
the Supreme Court`s order in October 2005 on a petition filed
by Jayendra Saraswathi.

PTI