Thursday 25th May, 2017

Gopal Ansal surrenders before Tihar jail

ANI - Tuesday 21st March, 2017

New Delhi [India], Mar. 20 (ANI): The Uphaar fire tragedy accused Gopal Ansal surrendered before the Tihar jail authorities on Monday, after the Supreme Court refused to grant him more time.

Earlier in the day, the apex court refused Ansal's plea, seeking more time to surrender and ordered the real estate baron to undergo the rest of his jail term.

The apex court directed senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani, who appeared for Ansal, to ask the real estate baron to complete the rest of his jail term.

The apex court sentenced Gopal Ansal to one-year jail term on February 9, while, his elder brother Sushil was ordered to skip prison term citing old age and ill-health.

At least 59 people died of asphyxia and over 100 others were injured in the stampede after fire broke out in Uphaar cinema on June 13, 1997, during the screening of J.P. Dutta's film 'Border'.

This court case continued for 20 years. (ANI)

More New Delhi News

Access More
Loading data...




Sign up for New Delhi News

a daily newsletter full of things to discuss over drinks.and the great thing is that it's on the house!