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Feb 20, 2020
2:03PM

Uphaar tragedy: SC dismisses curative plea by victims; no further jail term for Ansal brothers

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The Supreme Court has dismissed the curative petition filed by an association of the victims of the 1997 Uphaar cinema fire tragedy case, sparing the Ansal brothers further jail term. A three-judge bench comprising Chief Justice S A Bobde, and Justices N V Ramana and Arun Mishra while rejecting the petition said, there is no case made out.

On February 9, 2017, the apex court had by a 2:1 majority verdict given relief to 78-year-old Sushil Ansal considering his advanced age-related complications by awarding him the jail term which he had already served.


It had, however, asked his younger sibling Gopal Ansal to serve the remaining one-year jail term in the case.



The association of victims, through its president Neelam Krishnamoorthy, had sought reconsideration of the verdict by filing the curative plea.

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