Sankararaman murder case hearing today

February 11th, 2008 - 9:39 am ICT by admin  


Puducherry, Feb 11 (ANI): A Puducherry Sessions Court will today hear the Sankararaman murder case, in which Kanchi Sankaracharyas, Jayendra Saraswathi and his junior Vijayendra Saraswathi are the main accused.

Earlier, only ten out of 24 accused were appeared before Principal District Sessions Judge D Krishnaraja. Those, who were absent, included Jayendra and Vijayendra.

The Sankaracharyas and 22 other accused were charged with murder, criminal conspiracy, misleading the court by giving false information and criminal trespass.

The Supreme Court had granted bail to the Sankaracharyas and shifted the case from Tamil Nadu to Puducherry.

Sankararaman, Managing Trustee of the Lord Varadaraja Perumal temple at Kancheepuram, was murdered on September 3, 2004, allegedly at the behest of the accused. (ANI)

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