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Uphaar fire tragedy: Ansal brothers told not to leave country

The court fixed December 14 for the hearing of the matter as it issued a notice to the Ansal brothers on the limited issue of the review of 2015 verdict on their sentencing.

india Updated: Dec 06, 2016 18:20 IST
Uphaar fire tragedy

A major fire broke out in south Delhi's Uphaar Cinema on June 13, 1997. Firefighters and locals rescued many trapped inside, but 59 died due to asphyxiation. Over 100 were injured.(PTI File Photo)

Real estate barons Sushil Ansal and Gopal Ansal have been barred from leaving the country until the Supreme Court decides on the petitions filed by the CBI and the Association of Victims of Uphaar Tragedy, seeking a review of the 2015 verdict on their sentencing.

The bench of Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said this as senior counsel Salman Khurshid, appearing for the Ansal brothers, told the bench in an oral undertaking that they will not leave the country till the review petitions are decided.

The court fixed December 14 for the hearing of the matter as it issued a notice to the Ansal brothers on the limited issue of the review of 2015 verdict on their sentencing.

The top court, through its 2015 verdict, had asked the Ansal brothers to pay Rs 30 crore each, coupled with the sentence already undergone as part of the sentence.