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Hearing in Sankararaman murder case adjourned

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 15:59

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

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.


First Published: Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 15:59
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