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Kanchi seer booked in another case

November 23, 2004 21:29 IST
Last Updated: November 23, 2004 21:40 IST

Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati was on Tuesday booked in another case relating to an attack on a former official of the Kanchi Mutt, G Radhakrishnan, and two others.

Additional Deputy Superintendent of Police S P Sakthivel served the arrest memo on the Shankaracharya at the Vellore Central Prison, where he is already in judicial custody after his arrest on November 11 in connection with the Sankararaman murder case.

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The Shankaracharya has been charged with attempt to murder along with two other accused, the police said.

The two had attacked Radhakrishnan, his wife and an attendant with sharp-edged weapons at his residence in Mylapore area of Chennai on September 20, 2002.

The two -- who are already in custody in connection with the the Sankararaman case -- fled the scene when the victims raised an alarm and the neighbours came to their rescue.

The case, which was earlier handled by theChennai police, was transferred to the special team investigating the murder of Sankararaman in a temple premises in Kanchipuram.

The Shankaracharya is 15 days' judicial custody till November 26 in the murder case.

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I was shocked when I read this news. One of India's greatest religious head was arrested on murder charges!!! Ever since, I like millions of ...

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