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Kanchi case: Top scribe gets summons

Last updated on: February 14, 2005 12:29 IST

The Special Investigation Team probing the murder of Sankararaman has issued summons to Cho S Ramaswamy, editor of Tamil weekly 'Thuglak', in connection with a case registered against columnist S Gurumurthy for misleading the investigation.

A similar notice has been sent to Manoj Kumar Sonthalia, chairman and managing director of the New Indian Express, and the SIT is likely to meet him on Monday, the chairman's office confirmed.

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Gurumurthy's articles had appeared in Thuglak and the New Indian Express.

Confirming the receipt of the summons two days ago, Cho Ramaswamy told PTI that initially the SIT had asked him to appear before it at Kancheepuram on Monday.

However, on Sunday "they rang me up to say they will meet me in Chennai today (Monday)," he said.

On February 12, the SIT had filed an FIR against S Gurumurthy for misleading them during interrogation and attempting to "hamper" investigations in the Sankararaman murder case in which Kanchi Seer Jayendra Saraswathi is an accused.

The FIR was filed by the Deputy Superintendent of Police, Vishnu Kanchi police station, Mohanavelu.

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