New Delhi, May 12, 2017: The Delhi High Court today said real estate barons Sushil and Gopal Ansal and two others have to face trial for tampering of evidence in the Uphaar cinema fire tragedy.
A bench of Justice Siddharth Mridul dismissed the pleas of the Ansal brothers and two other accused, Dharamveer Malhotra and Anoop Singh, against framing of charges by the trial court.
“The material gave rise to strong suspicion that accused committed the offence for which charges were rightly framed,” the bench said.
It also directed the magisterial court to proceed with the trial in the case.
At least 59 people died after a fire in the basement of Uphaar cinema hall engulfed the theatre on June 13, 1997 during the screening of the film ‘Border’.