Uphaar fire disaster: 7-yr jail-term, Rs 2.5 cr great each for Sushil, Gopal Ansal for proof tampering

1997 Uphaar Fire Tragedy Case: Convict Businessmen Sushil,
Image Source: PTI/FILE 1997 Uphaar fire catastrophe case: Convict entrepreneurs Sushil, Gopal Ansal each get seven years in jail Delhi

‘s Patiala House Court has sentenced seven years prison terms to found guilty business owners Sushil Ansal and Gopal Ansal and others in the event associated to damaging the crucial proof in the 1997 Uphaar fire disaster case.

The Court has actually likewise ordered to take them into custody. Delhi’s Patiala Home Court has imposed a fine of Rs 2.25 crore each against Sushil Ansal and Gopal Ansal in the case associated to tampering with the proof in the event.

The court also awarded 7-year-jail term each to previous court staff Dinesh Chand Sharma and 2 others– P Batra and Anoop Singh and slapped a fine of Rs 3 lakh each on them.

“After thinking overnights and nights, I have concerned the conclusion that they should have punishment,” the judge stated.

The convicts, out on bail, were taken into the custody after the order was pronounced.

The case is associated with damaging the proof in the primary fire disaster case in which the Ansals were convicted and sentenced to 2-year prison term by the Supreme Court.

The peak court however launched them taking into consideration the prison time they had actually done on the condition that they pay Rs 30 crore great each, to be utilized for developing an injury centre in the nationwide capital.

The fire had broken out at the Uphaar movie theater during the screening of the Hindi movie ‘Border’ on June 13, 1997, declaring 59 lives.

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Published at Mon, 08 Nov 2021 04:07:47 -0600