Shankararaman murder case posted to August 24
A Pondicherry court defers hearing in the case in which Kanchi seers Jayendra and Vijayendra are prime accused.india Updated: Jul 19, 2006 18:55 IST
A Pondicherry court hearing the Sankaramanan murder case in which the two Kanchi seers Jayendra Saraswathi and Vijayendra Saraswathi are prime accused, posted the case to August 24.
Principal District and Sessions Judge M Chinnapandi took the decision after the defence counsels D Lakshmana Reddier and Karthikeyan informed the court that the Supreme Court had stayed the proceedings in the case until further orders were issued.
Five out of the24 accused, including the two seers were not present at the court on Wednesday. The seers had filed separate petitions citing reasons for their absence earlier when the case came up for hearing.
The two acharyas had filed special leave petition before the Supreme Court objecting to the continuance of the Special Public Prosecutor appointed by Tamil Nadu in the case.
The next hearing of the special leave petition in the Supreme Court has been posted to July 31.
The other three accused who were absent at the hearing today were Arumuga, Palani and Devaraj.