Update: Hindu Seer Arrested on Murder Charges Released on Bail

January 11, 2005

Source: Arab News


On January 11, 2005 Arab News reported, "The Supreme Court yesterday granted Kanchi priest Jayendra Saraswathi conditional bail in the Sankararaman murder case for which he was arrested Nov. 11. The court ordered him not to return to his mutt before formal charges are brought.

While granting bail, the three-judge bench comprising Chief Justice R.C. Lahoti, Justice G.P. Mathur and Justice P.P. Maolekar said: 'We are of the opinion that prima facie a strong case has been made out for grant of bail.'

Admitting Saraswathi’s appeal challenging a Madras High Court order that had refused him bail, Justice Mathur said: 'He will be relieved from prison after furnishing a bail bond and two sureties to the satisfaction of the trial court.'"