Eighty-year-old Kanchi Shankaracharya, Jayendra Saraswati, and eight others were acquitted in the auditor Radhakrishnan assault case.
A sessions court judge said, “All the accused are acquitted. You are free to go.” Recently, the additional sessions court, Chennai, summoned Jayendra Saraswati and eight others to appear before it in connection with the case.
The Shankaracharya was accompanied by a battery of lawyers. He submitted to the court that all allegations against him were false.
A former associate of Kanchi Mutt in Kancheepuram, auditor S Radhakrishnan, was attacked and seriously injured. Chennai police had registered a case against Saraswati and 11 others. A charge sheet was filed in 2006 alleging conspiracy and attempt to murder.
(With PTI inputs)