Uphaar Fire :Gopal Ansal seeks relief from court

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Real estate businessman Gopal Ansal yet again failed to get immediate relief today from the Supreme Court which said it would order listing of his appeal on March 6 in the Uphaar fire tragedy case. Gopal has sought relief that he should not be asked to serve one-year jail term like his elder brother Sushil Ansal in the case of 1997 fire tragedy in which 59 people were killed.

Advocate Ram Jethmalani sought a relief that Gopal be granted liberty not to surrender to jail till the hearing of his appeal.

A bench, in a 2:1 majority verdict on February 9, had granted relief to 76-year-old Sushil considering his advanced age-related complications by awarding him the jail term already undergone and had asked younger sibling Gopal to surrender in four weeks to serve remaining one-year jail term in the 20-year-old case.