SC rejects Ansal’s plea

The real estate baron, Gopal Ansal moved a plea in Supreme Court today seeking more time to surrender. The court had earlier rejected another plea seeking stay on his arrest till the hearing of his review appeal. Ansal’s plea was objected by the Senior Advocate KTS Tulsi for Association for Victims of Uphaar Tragedy (AVUT) led by Neel Krishnamoorthy. He also argued that there cannot be a review for the review judgement. Younger Ansal seeks relief from one year jail term like his elder brother, Sushil Ansal who is considered as the prime accused to be suffering from “advanced age related complications”. Ansal requested the Apex Court to be treated at par with his elder brother who skipped prison due to declension of health. On February 9, Sushil Ansal was exempted jail imprisonment by the bench in 2:1 majority. The Court ordered him to surrender on Thursday. In 1997, 59 people died of asphyxia and 100 were injured in the fire tragedy of Uphaar Cinema’s owned by the brothers, Sushil Ansal and Gopal Ansal.


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