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Uphaar fire tragedy: SC dismisses Gopal Ansal's plea, asks him to surrender on Mar 20

The Supreme Court On Thursday Dismissed His Plea Seeking Withdrawal Of The February 9 Order Sentencing Him To One Year In Jail And Asked Him To Surrender On March 20 In The 1997 Uphaar Cinema Fire Case.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Gautam Lalotra | Updated on: 09 Mar 2017, 11:58:23 AM
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New Delhi:

In what comes as a massive setback to business tycoon Gopal Ansal, the Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed his plea seeking withdrawal of the February 9 order sentencing him to one year in jail and asked him to surrender on March 20 in the 1997 Uphaar Cinema fire case.

He has to surrender in Patiala House Court after which he will be lodged in Tihar jail to serve one year in the prison.

The bench of justices Ranjan Gogoi, Kurian Joseph and Adarsh Kumar Goel were hearing a plea filed by Gopal Ansal seeking withdrawal of the February 9, 2017 order sentencing him to one year and a separate modification petition filed by Association of Victims of Uphaar Tragedy.

The bench also dismissed the petition filed by Association Of Victims of Uphaar Tragedy challenging the setting free of Sushil Ansal. 

The bench of justices Ranjan Gogoi, Kurian Joseph and Adarsh Kumar Goel were hearing a plea filed by Gopal Ansal seeking withdrawal of the February 9, 2017 order sentencing him to one year

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First Published : 09 Mar 2017, 11:46:00 AM

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