SC orders Ansal to surrender immediately in Uphaar fire case

3 days ago | 20-03-2017 | IBNS



New Delhi, Mar 20 : The Supreme Court on Monday refused to grant more time to Gopal Ansal in the Uphaar fire case and ordered him back to jail, according to media reports.

The apex court had ruled that younger bother Gopal Ansal would have to complete the remaining part of his sentence.

The Ansal brothers were found guilty in Delhis Uphaar Cinema fire tragedy that killed 59 people in 1987.

But elder brother Sushil Ansal, 79, was granted relief on the grounds of his advanced age.

A special bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi, on March 9, refused to alter its February verdict and only extended the deadline for Ansals surrender to March 20.

Gopal Ansal appealed that he has approached the President of India for mercy and pardon, according to media reports.