Habeas corpus filed seeking release of Ravi Subramaniam

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Chennai, Dec 1 (UNI) A habeas corpus, seeking the release of Ravi Subramaniam, an approver in the Sankaraman murder case, has been filed in the Madras High Court.

Mr Murali, brother of Subramanian, filed the petition last evening and it was likely to come up for hearing before a division bench comprising Justices P D Dinakaran and R Regupathy on December three.

The petitioner said he had filed the writ of habeas corpus as Subramaniam, being an approver in the case, could not seek bail under the provisions of Criminal Procedure Code.

He said almost all the accused in the case, including prime accused Kanchi Acharya Jayendra Saraswathi and Junior Acharya Viajeyndra Saraswathi had been released on bail and that his brother was languishing in jail for over two years, after he was arrested in February 2005.

The petitioner submitted that his brother was not involved in the murder, but knew the case history.

He would not go against his statement given to the police if he was released, the petitioner submitted.

Sankaraman, the manager of Lord Varadaraja Temple in Kancheepuram, was brutally murdered in November 2004 and the case was being tried in a court in Puducherry.


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