The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the conviction and sentence of existence period presented to P Rajagopal, owner of the favorite Saravana Bhavan group of accommodations, and others for murdering a worker in October 2001 as he wanted to marry the spouse of the deceased.
A bench of Justices N V Ramana and M Shantanagoudar dismissed the appeals filed by way of the convicts.
On a plea made through senior recommend Sushil Kumar, acting for the convicts, the bench granted time to them to give up until July 7.
The state government becomes represented via Additional Advocate General Balaji Srinivasan.
The top court disregarded the appeals filed by using Rajagopal and others, whose sentence changed into improved to lifestyles period using the Madras High Court on March 20, 2009.
The high courtroom had held them guilty of murder. The sessions court docket had convicted them below the much less grave charge of culpable homicide no longer amounting to manslaughter and sentenced them to a ten-yr prison period.
According to the prosecution, Rajagopal wanted to marry Jeevan Jyothi, the wife of the murdered Santhakumar. The frame of Santhakumar become determined in October 2001 in Perumalmalai within the Kodaikanal variety of forests.