Saravana Bhavan Hotels Chairman Gets Life Sentence

On Thursday, The Chairman of the famous  Saravana Bhavan  chain of restaurants, P. Rajagopal was  sentenced to life in a murder case by the Madras High Court that enhanced his 10-year rigorous imprisonment given by a trial court .

The judgement was given by a division bench consisting Justices P.K. Mishra and R. Banumathi, who convicted Rajagopal and six others for the 2001 murder. The court also increased his conviction from culpable homicide not amounting to murder, to culpable homicide amounting to murder.

Rajagopal, 59, who had founded the Saravana Bhavan chain of hotels worldwide in 1981, had been found guilty of murdering an employee Prince Shantakumar in 2001. A fast track court had in 2004 sentenced him to 10 years rigorous imprisonment and fined him Rs.5.5 million.

Rajagopal had also been accused of sexually harassing Shantakumar’s widow, Jeevajothi, and the daughter of another employee Ramaswamy.

Of the fine, Rs.5 million was to be handed over to Jeevajothi, the court had ruled.

Rajagopal, who was again arrested for violating bail conditions during his trial after allegedly attempting to threaten Jeevajothi, had appealed to the high court.

The Saravana Bhavan chain of hotels and restaurants, popular for their range of idlis, dosas and the like, gained further notoriety in November 2008 after Rajagopal’s son P. Shiva Kumar was arrested on a charge of forging documents to smuggle people into the US.

The charges were based on the findings of the US consulate. The arrest also resulted in the cancellation of several lucrative contracts of the hotel chain to supply food to American diplomatic missions.

According to the hotel group’s website, its outlets are located ‘across 22 outlets in South India, three in the North and seven countries with 22 outlets across the globe’.

March 19, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . news. Leave a comment.

Internet Explorer 8

Overall, IE8 is a great development over earlier Microsoft browsers, and I believe it is on a par with rivals such as FireFox and Safari in terms of features, performance and ease of use. This may not be adequate to entice back users who have defected to FireFox over the last few years, but it is absolutely worth the upgrade for those still using older versions of IE.

The most important feature of IE8 is its greater adherence to standards such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript. The positive aspect of this is that it drives superior Web interoperability, but it may cause problems with web content designed around the idiosyncrasy found in earlier versions of IE.

March 19, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . products. Leave a comment.

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