Principal District and Sessions Judge C S Murugan on Monday adjourned further proceedings in Sankararaman murder case to June 7.
When the hearing resumed on Monday, C P Thirunavukarasu, defence counsel for Ravi Subramanian, the approver who turned hostile, submitted his written arguments on a petition by the prosecution seeking action against the approver. The Chief Judge then adjourned the proceedings to June 7. Later, Special Public Prosecutor N Devadoss said the petitions by him and defence counsel for Ravi Subramanian would be taken up on June 7.
Ten out of the 23 accused were present during the hearing and the absentees included the Kanchi senior acharya Jayendra Saraswathi and junior Vijayedra Saraswathi, who are the prime accused in the Sankararaman murder case.
It may be recalled that both the prosecution and defence counsels had completed their arguments in the murder case.
Sankararaman, manager of the temple in Kancheepuram was allegedly murdered on September 3, 2004. A total of 189 prosecution witnesses were examined during the trial.