K. Murali Sanker, Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, Kumbakonam, has ordered that there is no need for further proceedings in a complaint of theft filed against Jayendra Saraswathi, Shankaracharya of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam, at Kottur Police Station in 2005.

In his order on Oct. 15, the Magistrate said “there is absolutely no materials or evidence to proceed against the accused [Jayendra Saraswathi and nine others] further."