Tuesday, 17 May, 2022
TopicUphaar fire

Topic: Uphaar fire

Delhi HC rejects Ansal brothers’ plea to suspend 7-year jail term in Uphaar cinema fire case

Real estate barons Sushil, Gopal Ansal were awarded the sentence last November for tampering with crucial evidence in the Uphaar cinema fire tragedy that took place in 1997.

59 lives, 95 hearings, 60 crore — The Uphaar Cinema tragedy is a story of fire, fate and fight

The 1997 Uphaar Cinema fire case in Delhi was behind a smokescreen for decades — evidence went missing, Ansal brothers suddenly turned ‘poor’, judges recused themselves. A verdict has finally come.

I lost my children in Uphaar fire. There’s no justice if mothers like me are let down

The advanced age of the Ansals was considered while letting them buy their way out of a jail sentence. No one thought of the lives of my 17 and 13 year olds.

Ansal brothers get 7 years in jail for tampering with evidence in Uphaar fire case

The court also imposed a fine of Rs 2.25 crore each on Sushil and Gopal Ansal & awarded a 7-year jail term each to three others.

Supreme Court dismisses Ansal brothers’ curative petition in Uphaar cinema fire tragedy

In the Uphaar cinema fire in 1997, 59 people died due to asphyxia, and over 100 others were injured during the stampede that followed.

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