Uphaar Fire :Gopal Ansal seeks relief from court
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.