Indore: A local court on Wednesday issued summons to Shankaracharya of Dwarka Peeth, Swaroopanand Saraswati asking him to appear before it on August 8 after it took cognisance of a complaint filed against the seer for allegedly making controversial statements against Sai Baba of Shirdi. “The court of Additional  Chief Judicial Magistrate (ACJM), Deepak Pande issued summons to the Shankaracharya on a complaint filed by a devotee of Sai Baba, Rajesh Shivsangia (50),” his lawyer Ashwin Kumar Adhyaru said. The court took cognisance of the complaint under section 298 (giving statement with an intention to hurt religious feelings) of the Indian Penal Code and directed the 90-year-old seer to appear before it on the next hearing (August 8).

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