Hearing in Sankararaman murder case resumes

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 - 15:06

Puducherry: A police official and a scientific
officer in the department of Forensic Sciences were examined
as prosecution witnesses in the Sankararaman murder case, in
which Kanchi Sankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati and his junior
Vijendra Saraswati are the main accused.

A total of 173 prosecution witnesses were examined so far
since the commencement of the trial in the local court two
years ago.

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

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

Only nine of the 24 accused were present during the trial
today and the absentees included the two seers.

The trial will resume tomorrow.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 - 15:06

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