Court reserves order on complaint against Shankaracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati

A local court on Tuesday reserved its order on a private complaint filed against Shankaracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati over his controversial statements about Sai Baba of Shirdi.

PTI| Updated: Sep 02, 2014, 20:06 PM IST

Indore: A local court on Tuesday reserved its order on a private complaint filed against Shankaracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati over his controversial statements about Sai Baba of Shirdi.

The complaint has been filed by Chandrakant Kunjeer, a trustee of Sai temple in Sukhlia area.

Kunjeer's lawyer advocate Shailendra Dwivedi said the court reserved the order till September 6 after hearing his arguments.

According to the complaint, the Shankaracharya's statements -- wherein he had said among other things that Sai Baba, the 19th century saint, should not be worshipped -- have hurt religious feelings of the Sai Baba's devotees and led to communal disharmony, so he should face investigation under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code.