Kanchi seer moves SC to transfer criminal case outside TN
New Delhi, May 4 (UNI) Kanchi Shankracharya Jayendra Saraswati has again moved the Supreme Court to seek the transfer of another criminal case outside Tamil Nadu in the Radhakrishnan attempt to murder case in which the seer is the main accused.
The transfer petition will come up for hearing on May 9.
Petitioner has sought transfer of the case on the grounds that another case pending against him in relation to the murder of muth manager Shankarraman has already been transferred to Pondicherry.
The petitioner has contended that free and fair trial was not possible in the state as its Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has been taking personal interest in the case and the state police and administration were biased against him.
Notably, there was an attempt on the life of Radhakrishnan last year, who himself is one of the conspirators in the Shankarraman murder case, after he started threatening Shankaracharya that he would disclose facts about the case.
The trial of the Shankarraman murder case has already been stayed by the apex court during the pendency of an application filed by Jayendra Saraswati seeking change of the public prosecutor (PP) appointed by the state of Tamil Nadu on the grounds that the PP was biased against him.
UNI AKS/SC MA DS1107