Uphaar tragedy SC to hear Gopal Ansal's plea today

New Delhi [India], Mar. 03 (ANI): The Supreme Court will on Monday hear a plea filed by jailed real estate baron Gopal Ansal seeking modification of its review order on parity in connection with the 1997 Uphaar fire tragedy case.

Ansal's petition requests to be treated at par with his elder brother, Sushil, who was ordered to skip prison term citing old age and ill-health.

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)