“I have never met or interacted with the judge in question except once, and that on August 18, when there was a hearing of my case in his court. That was the only occasion when I have met or spoken to the judge and have never interacted with him on any matter beyond that, money or any other,” he told mediapersons.
The petitioner had submitted that some video footage on purported conversation between the Sankaracharya and some others has emerged regarding alleged payments made and to be made by the seer to influence the judgement in the case.
“Obviously there is someone who is not interested in concluding the case, and wants to prolong it, or, there is someone wanting to make money creating such a situation and they have brought about such a development. I only wish to tell the well-wishers to put faith in Dharma, nyayam and God-fearing values and keep peace.”
The seer said he was ‘pained’ and ‘surprised’ to see media reports in the past few days, accusing him of entering into deals with the Judge hearing the case.
He said the only person he ever paid money to was the Advocate representing him in the case.
On his purported telephone conversations seeking to influence the judgement, Jayendra said he neither owns a phone nor does he communicate through phone. The phone, the diaries that were in the past, had all been taken away by police, he said, adding, he always talks to the media and people directly.
Only his assistant communicates with them if they are to be invited, he said. “I believe only in “Dharmam, Nyayamand the Judge and our traditional faith that Dharmam protects those who observe Dharma.”