Uphaar case: Supreme Court grants bail to Ansal brothers

January 30th, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Jan 30 (ANI): The Supreme Court has granted bail to the Ansal brothers- Sushil and Gopal who were earlier convicted and sentenced to a year’’s imprisonment in connection with the 1997 Uphaar fire tragedy case.
The bail was sanctioned after both furnished a personal bond of Rs. 10,000 each.
The apex bench, headed by Justice S B Sinha, issued notices on the appeals against the one year sentence filed by the Ansal brothers and Victims of the Uphaar Tragedy (AVUT).
While the Ansal brothers have complained against their imprisonment, the Victims of Uphaar Tragedy had appealed for extending the mere one-year sentence further, as the grave offence fell under the purview of section 304 IPC (culpable homicide not amounting to murder)
The high court had previously reduced the imprisonment from two years to a year.
The Uphaar Cinema fire, which occurred on June 13, 1997, claimed the lives of 59 people. (ANI)

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