Principal District and Sessions Judge C S Murugan on Friday posted for June 26 the hearing of petitions filed by the late Sankararaman’s wife Padma seeking re-examination of her and her family members in the Sanakararaman murder case, which took place on September 3, 2004 at a temple in Kancheepuram, and seeking police protection for them.
Judge Murgan asked Padma’s counsel Manikandan to file a fresh petition in proper order if he wanted to assist the Special Public Prosecutor N Devadoss in the case.
Judge Murugan had repeatedly reminded the counsel and other advocates about the Madras HC order to dispose of the petitions dated April 10 and 11 of Padma, the prime witness in the case, expeditiously. The arguments on the petitions would begin on June 26. Nineteen accused, were present in the court on Friday.