Kejriwal told them that Delhi government will seek legal opinion on their demands and take a considered decision, taking into account the sentiments of the victims families.

During the 30-minute-long meeting, the delegation also urged the Chief Minister to make stringent law for punishment in man-made disasters. "The government will take legal opinion on their demands to decline the Rs 60 crore order to be paid to Delhi government by Ansals. It has accepted in principle the suggestion of Uphaar fire victims families to make a law for stringent punishment for man-made disasters," a senior Delhi government official said.

The official cited that Delhi government is ready to make a law which provides for stringent punishment to those responsible for man made disasters like the Uphaar fire tragedy and Bhopal gas tragedy.

Real estate barons Sushil and Gopal Ansal escaped being jailed in the 18-year-old gruesome Uphaar Cinema fire tragedy in which 59 people died with the Supreme Court ordering them on August 19 to pay a fine of Rs 30 crore each and restricting their jail term to the period already undergone by them.

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