Sankararaman murder case hearing today

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Puducherry, Oct 24 : A court in Puducherry will today hear the Sankararaman murder case, in which Kanchi Sankaracharyas, Jayendra Saraswathi and his junior Vijayendra Saraswathi are the main accused.

Earlier, Principal and District and Session Judge of Puducherry D Krishnaraja had adjourned the hearing seeking time to go through full details of the case.

Meanwhile, the Puducherry Government has appointed the senior lawyer N. Devdoss as a Special Public Prosecutor for this case as directed by the Supreme Court.

On July 22, the apex court had allowed a special leave petition by Jayendra Saraswathi for appointment of a Public Prosecutor from Puducherry to conduct the trial.

Earlier, the Principal and District Sessions Judge of Puducherry, D Krishnaraja, had adjourned the hearing of the case in view of the pendency of a petition filed by Jayendra Saraswathi in the Supreme Court, challenging the continuation of the Special Public Prosecutor of Tamil Nadu even after the case was transferred in Puducherry.

The Supreme Court had reserved its order on the seer's petition and had earlier transferred the trial from a Kancheepuram court 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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