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Shankaracharya: Petition seeks CBI probe

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Last updated on: November 23, 2004 14:43 IST

A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court on behalf of Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into a murder case that has led to the seer's arrest.

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The Shankaracharya was arrested by the Tamil Nadu police on November 11 in connection with the murder of a former aide.

The petition, filed by member of Parliament B P Singhal, will be heard on Thursday.

The Shankaracharya is currently lodged in Vellore jail. The Tamil Nadu high court has rejected his bail petition.

Onkar Singh in New Delhi