The hearing in the Sankararaman murder case, in which Kanchi seer Jayendra Saraswathi and his junior Vijayendra Saraswathi are the prime accused, was on Monday adjourned to August 22 by a court in Puducherry.
The Principal and District Sessions Judge of Puducherry, D Krishnaraja, adjourned the hearing 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.
Only five of the 24 accused were present when the case came up for hearing in the court today. The two seers were among those who did not not appear in the court.
Sankararaman, the manager of the Kancheepuram Varadaraja Perumal temple, was murdered on September 3, 2004.