Trial in Sankaraman murder case to resume

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Puducherry, Aug 21 (UNI) With the Supreme Court directing that the public prosecutor in the Sankararaman murder case, in which the Kanchi Acharyas Jayendra Saraswathi and Vijyendra Saraswathi are the prime accused, must be from Puducherry, the trial in the case is exepected to commence afresh at the Puducherry principal district and sessions court tomorrow.

Eventhough the case was transferred from Tamil Nadu to Puducherry in 2005 and the trial had also commenced, it could not continue when the Apex court imposed a stay on the proceedings in Puducherry on an SLP objecting to the appearence of the Tamil Nadu Special Puiblic Prosecutor here.

On July 22 a Supreme Court Bench comprising Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan and Justices R V Raveendran and M K Sharma directed that as the trial of the case was transferred to Puducherry by the court, it would be appropriate that the public prosecutor is also from the place of trial.

The Kanchi Mutt head in his petetion, had alleged that the public prosecutor appointed by the then Tamil Nadu governemnt was not conducting the case fairly.

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