The Delhi Court has announced sentence for the culprits in Uphaar Cinema Case. The guilty were accused of manipulating the proofs. Patiala High Court has announced 7 years imprisonment for Sushil Ansal, Gopal Ansal and other culprits. Earlier, the court had declared them guilty of manipulating the proofs in Uphaar Cinema Fire Case of 1997.
Public Prosecutor AT Ansari said that it was a serious case where the records of court were manipulated in order to hamper the process of delivering justice. He also said that the court took this hindrance very seriously and has given the maximum punishment i.e., 7 years imprisonment.
The High Court was hearing the case on tampering of proofs in Uphaar Cinema Fire Case of 1997 and announced the sentence. Along with 7 years imprisonment, Sushil Ansal and Gopal Ansal have been fined Rs. 2.25 Crore each. The other three convicts will also have to pay 2-3 lakhs compensation. This money will be sent to victim.
On June 13, 1997,the screening of Border film was going on in the Uphaar Cinema of Delhi. At the time the movie was being played, the cinema caught fire and 59 people died in that fire accident. Uphaar Cinema was situated at the Green Park Area of South Delhi. Total of 28 families lost their loved ones in this horrific incident. Taking into consideration the seriousness of this case, it was sent to Central Bureau of Investigation, which filed the chargesheet on November 15, 2016 while declaring 14 people guilty which also included the owners of Uphaar Cinema Sushil and Gopal Ansal.