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Shankaracharya: Plea seeking CBI probe dismissed

Onkar Singh in New Delhi | November 25, 2004 13:46 IST
Last Updated: November 25, 2004 14:07 IST

The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a petition seeking the transfer of a murder case against Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati to the Central Bureau of Investigation.

The petition was filed by member of Parliament B P Singhal.

A Bench headed by Chief Justice R C Lahoti dismissed the petition on the ground that the petitioner had no locus standi to "invoke extraordinary jurisdiciton of the court."

The court said the petitioner has not even filed a copy of the FIR against Sankaracharya which could have enabled the Bench to formulate an opinion regarding the fairness of the investigation.

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