One more witness turns hostile in Sankararaman murder case
Puducherry: One more witness turned hostile
during the trial in the Sankararaman murder case on Monday in
which Kanchi Sankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi and junior
acharya Vijayendra Saraswathi are the main accused.
A total of five witnesses were examined today when the
trial resumed before the Principal District and Sessions Judge
K Ramasamy. When one of the witnesses examined contradicted
the statements he had given earlier before the police in
Kancheepuram, the Special Public Prosecutor N Devadoss
declared him as `hostile`.
Of the 142 witnesses examined so far since the
commencement of the trial here two years ago, as many as 73
witnesses have turned hostile. The case was transferred to
Puducherry from Tamil Nadu in 2005.
The case was shifted to Puducherry court from
Chengalpattu district court by an order of the Supreme Court
on a petition filed by Jayendra Saraswati.
Of the 24 accused only six were present during the trial
today and the absentees included the two seers.
The judge adjourned the hearing to tomorrow. Around ten
more witnesses would be examined during the hearing tomorrow,
Devadosss said to a news agency.
Sankararaman, manager of the Varadararjaperumal temple in
Kancheepuram, was allegedly murdered on the premises of the
temple on September 3, 2004.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Shocking: New ISIS video shows English-speaking boy beheading man
- Watch: Hafiz Saeed warns India of more terror attacks
- DNA: Army declares all soldiers in Siachen avalanche dead
- DNA: Indian Navy set to conduct International Fleet Review 2016
- Modi should not think of sending forces to fight ISIS: AIMIM chief Owaisi
- Will wipe out BJP and Congress from the country: Akbaruddin Owaisi
- Ahead of 'Kashmir Solidarity Day', Hafiz Saeed's JuD releases controversial video featuring Pakistani Army chief
- `Jawaharlal Nehru awarded the man who stole Subhas Chandra Bose's INA treasure`
- Ten Army soldiers missing in Siachen avalanche presumed dead; PM Modi 'salutes' martyrs
- Ravindra Jadeja: Indian all-rounder to get engaged today