The hearing in the Sankararaman murder case in which Kanchi Sankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi and his junior Vijayendra Saraswathi are the prime accused was adjourned to 15th April by a court in Puducherry on Friday.
Additional District and Sessions Judge-II S Annamalai ajourned the hearing in view of the pendency of a petition by the Sankaracharya in the Supreme Court challenging the continuation of the Special Public Prosecutor of Tamil Nadu even after the trial was transferred to the Union Territory.
Only ten of the 24 accused were present when the case came up for hearing in the court of Additional District and Sessions Judge-II S Annamalai.
The two seers were among those who did not appear in the court.
According to the prosecution, Sankararaman, the Manager of the Kancheepuram Varadaraja Perumal temple, was murdered on 3rd September, 2004, following a conspiracy hatched allegedly by the Sankaracharyas.
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