Earlier he was letoff by another SC Bench on health and age considerations.
Accepting CBI’s plea of review of its 2015 judgment, the Supreme Court on today sentenced Gopal Ansal to one year jail in connection with the Uphar fire tragedy.
Apex court has given four weeks to surrender. Ansal had previously served four months of his total four year sentence, which was later commuted.
He will now have to serve the remainder of the sentence.
Revisiting its earlier judgment given in 2015, the Apex Court Bench hearing the case ruled that the punishment must also be commensurate with public interest.
Sushil Ansal was however, was let off by the top court citing his old age.
Association of the Victims of Uphaar Tragedy (AVUT) stated that they have lost faith in the judiciary.
Neelam Krishnamoorthy of AVUT said that she is extremely disappointed and it was biggest mistake of her life to come to court.
They said that they have been let down very badly as rich and powerful enjoy special powers,” said.
In this 1997 accident, 59 people died in the fire at Uphaar cinema.
The Apex court had earlier imposed a fine of Rs 30 crore on the Ansal brothers for payment as compensation to the immediate families of the victims.
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