Supreme Court Denies Relief To P Rajagopal In The Saravana Bhavan Murder Case
The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to entertain a plea of P Rajagopal, founder of South Indian food chain Saravana Bhavan, seeking more time on medical grounds to surrender for serving life imprisonment in a murder case.
A bench headed by Justice NV Ramana dismissed the plea of P Rajagopal, saying his illness was not raised before it during the hearing of the appeal in the Saravana Bhavan murder case.
Rajagopal was to surrender on July 7 to serve life term for murdering an employee in October 2001 to marry his wife.
Earlier, a Supreme Court bench had dismissed appeals of nine convicts, including Rajagopal, and upheld the Madras High Court verdict awarding life term to them.
The high court had in 2009 enhanced to life term the 10-year imprisonment awarded by a local court to Rajagopal and eight others in the murder case.