Uphaar: SC Dismisses Petition, Asks Gopal Ansal To Surrender On March 20
By Team Legistify / 2017-03-10

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In a huge setback to business tycoon Gopal Ansal, the Supreme Court today 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.

“We are dismissing the Criminal Miscellaneous Petition. Accused Gopal Ansal is directed to surrender to serve the remaining sentence on March 20”, the special three judge bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi said rejecting all arguments of Senior criminal lawyer Ram Jethmalani who represented Gopal Ansal.

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 and a separate modification petition filed by Association of Victims of Uphaar Tragedy (AVUT) challenging the order setting free his elder brother Sushil Ansal after considering his sentence as the period already undergone

GOPAL ILL, DESERVES PARITY”

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