Junior Kanchi Shankaracharya’s bail plea rejected

Chennai: A Tamil Nadu court on Thursday rejected a bail plea of the junior Shankaracharya of the Kanchipuram mutt, Vijayendra Saraswathi, arrested in connection with the Sankararaman murder case. A session court in Chengalpattu also rejected the bail pleas of the junior pontiff’s brother and the mutt’s manager. Both had been booked under the Goonda Act under which they are barred from being granted bail before 90 days. — HNS