Nearly a decade after the incident, trial in a case relating to the alleged attack on S.Radhakrishnan of Mandaveli here, in which the Kanchi Sankaracharya, Sri Jayendra Saraswati, is an accused, commenced in a trial court here. Mr. Radhakrishnan was examined before the court.
The case was that Mr. Radhakrishnan, his wife and an attendant were attacked by a gang in his house on September 20, 2002. The charge sheet had been filed for offences under sections 120-B, 450, 326 and 307 read with 34 IPC.
Eleven persons had been cited as accused in the case. One Ravi Subramaniam had turned approver.
When the matter came up before the I Additional Sessions Judge, S.Kalavathi, Mr.Radhakrishnan was examined by the prosecution in part. Later, the matter was adjourned to March 9.
Meanwhile, the court dismissed an application of Mr. Subramaniam seeking bail in the case. In the petition, he said “The petitioner's arrest was shown on December 28, 2004, after he was kept in illegal custody and implicated in the Sankararaman murder case as an accused and at gun point intimidated and tortured by (the then Kancheepuram Superintendent of Police) Premkumar; and a false confession statement obtained before court and granted pardon” in the murder case. Subsequently, he was cited as an approver in the assault case also. He was in jail for more than seven years. He was not involved in both the cases. Mr.Subramaniam said his mother's health was at its worst condition. There was no one to look after her.