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Food chain Sarvana Bhavan owner held for forgery

Nov 09, 2008 10:26 AM IST India India

New Delhi: Chennai police have arrested R Siva Kumar, one of the owners of popular south Indian food chain Sarvana Bhavan on charges of forgery.

Police claim Sivakumar was attempting to get US visas for his employees using forged documents for some time.

Officials at the US consulate found the false documents and alerted the police, who arrested him late on Saturday night.

Saravana Bhavan is a worldwide chain of restaurants famous for South Indian vegetarian cuisine.

The restaurant chain has 47 outlets in India and seven abroad, including one each in Canada and the US.

This is the first time that a top restaurant chain's owner has been arrested on forgery charges of this kind.