Uphaar tragedy: SC to hear Gopal Ansal's plea on March 3

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb.28 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that it would hear on March 3 the plea filed by jailed real estate baron Gopal Ansal seeking modification of its review order on parity in connection with the Uphaar fire tragedy case. Ansal in his plea urged the apex court to consider his imprisonment as undergone so that he does not have to undergo any further jail sentence in connection with this case. The apex court sentenced Ansal to one-year jail term on February 9. Earlier, the review petitions of the Association of the Victims of Uphaar Tragedy (AVUT) and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) were dismissed by the court. At least 59 people died of asphyxia and over 100 others were injured in the stampede after fire broke out in Uphaar cinema on June 13, 1997, during the screening of J.P. Dutta's film "Border". (ANI)