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Uphaar fire wounds resurface as Centre junks order on licence to cinema halls

The Association of the Victims of Uphaar Tragedy, which was founded after the Uphaar fire tragedy on June 13, 1997, said, “It is disappointing that the Ministry of Home Affairs has written to the Delhi Lieutenant Governor to withdraw the notification”.

Uphaar cinema tragedy: Delhi HC seeks FIR against cops who gave Sushil Ansal all-clear to travel

Sushil Ansal and his brother Gopal Ansal were convicted for the 1997 Uphaar cinema fire incident that claimed 59 lives.

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Delhi: 21 years after Uphaar cinema hall fire, search for closure

Like every year, a prayer meeting was held at Smriti Upavan in Green Park by the grieving families of the victims Wednesday. Photos of all 59 victims were pinned, floral tributes were paid and a havan was organised by the Association of Victims of Uphaar Tragedy. 

Uphaar fire tragedy: Government recommends rejection of Ansal’s plea

On June 3, 1997, 59 people, trapped in the balcony of Uphaar cinema in Green Park area of south Delhi, died of asphyxia when a fire broke out during the screening of the movie ‘Border’.

Accused who threatened Association of Victims of Uphaar Tragedy chief apologise

Neelam Krishnamoorthy had gone to the court for attending the trial proceedings in the 1997 Uphaar fire tragedy case. The accused were charged for passing lewd remarks against her and clicking her photographs.

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Uphaar fire tragedy: Delhi HC upholds evidence tampering charge against Sushil, Gopal Ansal

"The material gave rise to strong suspicion that accused committed the offence for which charges were rightly framed," the bench said.

Uphaar fire tragedy: Here's a timeline of what happened in nearly two-decade long case

Uphaar fire tragedy: Gopal Ansal was asked by the apex court to surrender within four weeks.

Uphaar fire: Ansals escape jail, SC rules Rs 60-cr fine adequate

In a big relief for industrialists Gopal and Sushil Ansal, the Supreme Court on Wednesday let the brothers walk free without any further jail term in the 1997 Uphaar fire tragedy, which had claimed 59 lives and left more than a hundred injured.

Uphaar fire: From 2 years jail to 1 to freedom, how the Ansals’ lot changed

The judge had held the brothers were “in real and effective control of the theatre and management of the company”.

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