Uphaar tragedy: Gopal Ansal surrenders before the Tihar jail
New Delhi, March 20: After the Supreme Court declined any relief to Gopal Ansal in the 1997 Uphaar fire tragedy case, Gopal Ansal surrendered before the Tihar jail authorities.
He is to serve one-year jail term in the case. A bench comprising Chief Justice JS Khehar and Justices DY Chandrachud and SK Kaul had rejected his plea seeking more time to surrender.
Ansal has moved mercy plea before the President Pranab Mukherjee. The bench had said no to senior advocate Ram Jethmalani when he sought more time for Ansal to surrender saying they have approached the President with mercy plea.
Ansal has served four-and-half months in jail in connection with the Uphaar fire tragedy in which 59 people had died during the screening of Hindi movie Border on June 13, 1997.