Uphaar fire tragedy: SC sentences accused Gopal Ansal to one year jail term

Team SoOLEGAL 9 Feb 2017 12:31pm

Image courtesy: indiatvnews Uphaar fire tragedy: SC sentences accused Gopal Ansal to one year jail term

The Supreme Court today ordered real estate baron Gopal Ansal to serve a one-year jail term in the two-decade-old Uphaar cinema fire tragedy case. The verdict was pronounced by a three-judge bench of justices Ranjan Gogoi, Kurian Joseph and Adarsh Kumar Goel by majority of 2:1.

Ansal has already served four months of punishment while his brother Sushil Ansal has already undergone his jail term.

The top court pronounced its order on pleas seeking review of the 2015 order in the case asking Gopal and Sushil to serve a two-year jail term if they fail to pay Rs 30 crore each as fine. 

The CBI and Association of Victims of Uphaar Tragedy (AVUT) have sought review of the apex court verdict, delivered on August 19, 2015, sending Ansal brothers to two years rigorous jail term if they fail to pay penalty within three months. The convicts have already paid the fine. 

59 people had died of asphyxia when a fire broke out during the screening of Bollywood movie ‘Border’ in Uphaar cinema hall in Green Park area of South Delhi on June 13, 1997. Over 100 were also injured in the subsequent stampede. 

Source: India TV


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