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Uphaar cinema fire case: No further jail term for Ansal brothers as SC dismisses victims' curative pleas

Uphaar Cinema fire tragedy case: The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed the curative petitions filed by the victims of 1997 Uphaar Cinema fire tragedy case. After top court's order, there will be no further jail term for Ansal brothers in the case.

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New Delhi Updated on: February 20, 2020 12:08 IST
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SC has dismissed curative petitions of victims in Uphaar cinema fire tragedy case

Uphaar Cinema fire tragedy case: The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed the curative petitions filed by the victims of 1997 Uphaar Cinema fire tragedy case. After top court's order, there will be no further jail term for Ansal brothers in the case.

A three-judge bench comprising Chief Justice S A Bobde, and justices NV Ramana and Arun Mishra considered the curative plea by the Association for Victims of Uphaar Tragedy (AVUT) in-chamber and dismissed it.

"We have gone through the curative petitions and the relevant documents. In our opinion, no case is made out.... Hence, the curative petition is dismissed," the bench said in its order.

On February 9, 2017, the apex court had by a 2:1 majority verdict given relief to 78-year-old Sushil Ansal considering his "advanced age-related complications" by awarding him the jail term which he had already served.

It had, however, asked his younger sibling Gopal Ansal to serve the remaining one year jail term in the case.

The AVUT, through its president Neelam Krishnamoorthy, had sought reconsideration of the verdict by filing the curative plea.

The apex court had in August 2015 allowed the Ansals to walk free and asked them to pay a fine of Rs 30 crore each.

Uphaar Cinema Fire Tragedy 

On June 13, 1997, halfway through the screening of Hindi film "Border", a fire broke out in Uphaar Cinema, situated in Green Park area here. Fifty-nine people had died of asphyxia, while over 100 others were injured in the ensuing stampede.

(With inputs from PTI)

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