In the latest development in the probe into Swami Saswathikananda’s death, the Kerala High Court has said that there is considerable ‘suspicion’ surrounding his death and the truth needs to come out.
The State Govt. had earlier told the High Court that the investigation could not proceed further because no new evidence had emerged in the case.
On being asked by the High Court as to why such elaborate arrangements were made to carry out an investigation, the State Govt. responded by saying that they could conduct the investigations as per the court’s recommendations.
Earlier in October, the Kerala High Court had asked the state government to re-investigate the death of Swami Saswathikananda, the former head of the Sivagiri Mutt of the Hindu-Ezhava community.
The order came in response to a writ petition filed by an anti-corruption NGO based in Palakkad for re-investigations into his death, allegedly under mysterious circumstances.
According to reports, the seer drowned while taking a bath in the Periyar river in July 2002. His close associates had alleged foul play in his death because he was apparently an expert swimmer.