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The hearing in the Sankararaman murder case in which Kanchi Sankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi and his junior Vijayendra Saraswathi are the prime accused was adjourned till 6th June by a Puducherry court. Principal and District Sessions Judge of Puducherry D Krishnaraja adjourned the hearing in view of the pendency of a petition filed by Jayendra Sarawasthi in the Supreme court challenging the continuation of the Special Public Prosecutor of Tamil Nadu even after the case was transferred to Puducherry. Only eight 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 appear in the court. Sankararaman, the manager of the Kancheepuram Varadaraja Perumal temple, was murdered on 3rd September, 2004. The seers have been accused of hatching a conspiracy to murder Sankararaman. The Supreme Court had last week reserved its order on the seer's petition. The apex court had earlier transferred the trial from a Kancheepuram court to Puducherry on a petition filed by the seer.
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