Seer’s judicial custody extended till Dec 23

The judicial remand of Kanchi seer Jayendra Saraswati was extended till December 23 by a local court in connection with assault on former mutt associate G Radhakrishnan in 2002.

The 23rd Metropolitan Magistrate Uma Maheswari also extended the remand of seven other accused in the case till December 23.

The remand was extended through video conferencing facility.

The Shankaracharya was arrested in the case on November 23. He was then in Vellore Prison in connection with the Sankararaman murder case.

The seer was produced before the magistrate on November 26 who remanded him to judicial custody till Thursday.

She had also said that the seer need not be produced before her on December 9 and proceedings vis-a-vis remand extension could be carried through video conferencing.

According to the prosecution, during the interrogation of some of the accused in the Sankararaman murder case, “the clear involvement” of the seer, and two others in the assault case, came to light.

Media persons were not allowed to view the video conferencing but sources said the seer appeared to be “well and in good health.”

Meanwhile, seer’s counsel KS Dinakaran, who had moved a bail application in a Sessions Court on behalf of the seer, said with the Madras High Court dismissing the bail plea in the Sankararaman murder case, it seemed there was no other alternative but to move a higher court.


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Dec. 9, 2004
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