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Police fabricating evidence,
says arrested Kanchi seer

What is India News Service, Thursday, 18 November 2004, 2000 hrs IST

Senior seer of the Kanchi mutt Sri Jayendra Saraswati told a magistrate court on Thursday that he would not get justice if sent to police custody.

He asserted he had been implicated falsely by the police who were "fabricating evidence." He said he was not told that he was being arrested, and only that he was being to the Sankara Mutt for investigation.

No government takeover of mutt: Jayalalithaa on Wednesday ruled out taking over the administration of the Kanchi Shankara Mutt. "We do not have any sort of such plan. The government has high regard for the 2500-year-old institution. The mutt should continue its tradition of preserving the Hindu religion," she told the state assembly in an obvious reference to DMK president M Karunanidhi's demand for taking over the Mutt administration. "We want that the mutt should not be defamed. We do not want the mutt to come to a standstill," she said.

Police have 'shocking' and 'solid' information, says CM:  Police have "shocking" and "solid" information on Sri Jayendra  Saraswathi's links with the murderers of Sankararaman, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa told the state 

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Acharyas concerned at situation in Mutt, says Fernandes:
The situation in which the Kanchi Sankara Mutt is functioning now has caused concern to both the Acharyas, National Democratic Alliance convener George Fernandes said.

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