SC grants bail to Saravana Bhavan owner Rajagopal

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P Rajagopal
New Delhi, May 14: Supreme Court of India granted bail to P Rajagopal, the owner of Saravana Bhavan, the popular hotel chain in South India in view of his health on Wednesday, May 14. Rajagopal was facing lifer for murdering an employee to allegedly marry his wife.

SC granted bail after the senior counsel Sushil Kumar pleaded to grant bail to Rajagopal as he was suffering from paralysis and needed immediate medical treatment. A bench of Justice BN Aggrawal and GS Singhvi said the accused shall be released on bail till the disposal of the criminal appeal in view of his medical condition.

The Apex court also granted bail to the other Janardhanan and Tamil Selvam, the other two accused in the case. Madras High Court on Mar 19 this year enhanced the 10 year sentence imposed by the sessions court on Saravana Bhavan owner and 5 others to life imprisonment on the ground that their offence fell under Section 302 IPC(murder) and not 304 Part-1 8 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder).

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