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Supreme Court upholds conviction, life imprisonment of Saravana Bhavan founder in murder case

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PTI New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 29, 2019, 12.51 PM (IST)

The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the conviction and life imprisonment awarded to Saravana Bhavan restaurant chain owner P Rajagopal for murdering one of his employees in 2001.

The judgement was announced by a bench headed by Justice NV Ramana.

Rajagopal has been accused of murdering his worker Prince Santhakumar in 2001, as the latter married the lady whom businessman wanted to tie the knot with.

The accused was convicted and awarded life imprisonment by the Madras High Court. Later in 2009, the top court granted him bail on medical grounds.

Rajagopal has been given time till April 7 to surrender before the court.