SC dismisses plea for more time to surrender by Saravana Bhavan owner P Rajagopal, who faces life term in murder case

  • The Supreme Court Tuesday declined to entertain a plea of P Rajagopal seeking more time on medical grounds to surrender for serving life imprisonment in a murder case

  • A bench headed by Justice N V Ramana dismissed the plea of Rajagopal, saying his illness was not raised before it during the hearing of the appeal in the case

  • The founder of South Indian food chain 'Saravana Bhavan' was to surrender on 7 July to serve life term for murdering an employee in October 2001 to marry his wife

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Tuesday declined to entertain a plea of P Rajagopal, the founder of South Indian food chain 'Saravana Bhavan', seeking more time on medical grounds to surrender for serving life imprisonment in a murder case.

 SC dismisses plea for more time to surrender by Saravana Bhavan owner P Rajagopal, who faces life term in murder case

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A bench headed by Justice N V Ramana dismissed the plea of Rajagopal, saying his illness was not raised before it during the hearing of the appeal in the case.

Rajagopal was to surrender on 7 July to serve life term for murdering an employee in October 2001 to marry his wife.

Earlier, an apex 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.

Updated Date: Jul 09, 2019 12:28:21 IST