UPHAAR CINEMA FIRE DELHI 1997

Stabbed multiple times by a dozen men: Some of them were never opened. Ansal brothers walk free; SC imposes Rs 60 crore fine ]. Senior public prosecutor B. Despite being convicted by the top court of the country, Ansal brothers and others are yet to be awarded the quantum of punishment in the case. Justice continues to elude the victims of the Uphaar cinema fire tragedy even after 18 years.

Relatives of victims of the fire at Uphaar cinema, offer prayers during a function to mark its tenth anniversary in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, 13 June One of the dangling cables in the basement had started the fire. Can one ever stop being a mother just because the children are no more? Ansals’ plea seeking re-possession of the theatre rejected on the ground that place of incident is to be preserved to appreciate evidence. The power supply was snapped that night 21 years ago. New Delhi, Aug

API also claims that Sushil Ansal was not incharge of the management and control of the Uphaar cinema hall at the time the fire happened and therefore cannot be held responsible for negligence. It was the last card Neelam and Shekhar gave to their restless son, on August 13, Defence evidence closed Only three defence witnesses were produced in a span of 10 cijema.

It asks the accused persons to raise their objection in regard to either lack of proof or non-admissibility of the documents. Despite being convicted by the top court of the country, Ansal brothers and others are yet to be awarded the quantum of punishment delhl the case. The court ordered an inquiry and dismissed the cinemw clerk. A division bench directs ASJ Sehgal to complete arguments on framing of charges within three weeks and matter is adjourned till Dec 8, It’ll just take a moment.

Inspection of the transformer by the Superintendent of the DVB and his team revealed that three of the low tension cable leads of the transformer had been partially burnt.

Uphaar Cinema Fire Tragedy Was Culpable Homicide: Senior Advocate KTS Tulsi

The court also directed the CBI to investigate the role of other officials who had been giving temporary licences to the Uphaar cinema hall for 17 years. Justice continues to elude the victims of the Uphaar cinema fire tragedy even after 18 years. Relatives of victims of the fire at Uphaar cinema, offer prayers during a function to mark its tenth anniversary in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, 13 June Saxena is appointed as public prosecutor.

The high court dismisses Ansals’ plea, challenging the framing of charges against them. The power supply was snapped that night 21 years ago. Ever since the fire, the Krishnamoorthy household in Kalkaji has seen no celebrations, of any kind.

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Deelhi fire department said the 13 June blaze began in an electricity generator at the 1,seat hall. Green Park, DelhiIndia.

Retrieved 24 June — via Business Standard. Because of smoke and carbon monoxide released by the burning oil and other combustible material, the people in the auditorium started suffocating. In its final order Supreme Court on 25 August modified its earlier order [9] and ordered real estate barons Ansal brothers will undergo a two-year dslhi jail term in the Uphaar fire case if they fail to pay Rs.

Victims finally get justice as Delhi HC orders compensation Rediff. SC also issues notice on plea of Ansals and others challenging their conviction. Also asked to complete the trial by Dec 15, It is alleged that repairs conducted on the transformer in the earlier part of the day were unsatisfactory and resulted in loose connections that caused sparking on the B-Phase of the transformer where such repairs were carried out.

Case committed for trial to sessions court after one year, one month and 18 days, following 30 hearings. Rushing out along with his family at first, realising the gravity of the unfolding tragedy, he and his people went back inside, and tried to set order and guide people out to safety. So that we can die a dignified death. Four of the accused died, [29] and eight witnesses, mostly relatives of Ansals turned hostile witness[30] despite High court responding to AVUT’s plea and asking trial court into expedite the case [5] Meanwhile, as the criminal trial dragged on, ina presiding judge commented upon the repeated requests for adjournment as being intended to delay the case.

Ansals, 10 others held guilty in cinema fire

Unable to escape, 59 perished in the fire that evening. Over movie-goers that evening had fled in panic when smoke started billowing from the basement. Smoke started billowing in the northern and southward directions in the parking lot of the cinema complex.

All 12 accused, including Sushil and Gopal Ansal, convicted and sentenced to two years imprisonment. HT has exclusive images of the remains inside Uphazr Cinema whose curtains came down on that fateful summer day. Expressing a similar view, Mr Hegde said “When dehli goes wrong, make the fellow hurt. Can one ever stop being a mother just because the children are no more?

Druggies come at night. This resulted in the loosening of one of the cables of the transformer which eventually came off and started dangling loose along the radiator and burnt a hole in the radiator fin. In the ensuing legal battle, twelve accused people were convicted including theatre owners Sushil and Gopal Ansal.

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1997 Delhi Uphaar cinema fire: ‘I should have shot the culprits’

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Speaking at the launch of a book “Trial by Fire” written by the parents of two teenagers who were killed in the tragedy, Rajya Sabha MP and senior advocate KTS Tulsi, who has been the counsel for the victims, also stressed the need to have a well-cultivated law of torts on such matters, a view shared by senior advocate Sanjay Hegde, who said the wrongdoer must be heavily penalised.

We have no no friends, no family, no occasions.

The court case ran for over a decade, and the court had over hearings during the first seven years. The compensation to family of deceased above 20 yrs cut from Rs 18 lakh to Rs 10 lakh each; for those below 20 yrs, from Rs 15 felhi to Rs 7. New Delhi, Aug Those on the first floor of the hall escaped but for those in the balcony area, there was no exit.

In its report the court observed that on the second floor balcony of the theatre, where victims were asphyxiated, “the space provided for exhaust fans on the walls was found blocked with the help of a cardboard”.

More new-delhi News View All. The people in the balcony are said to have rushed towards the exits in pitch darkness as there were neither emergency lights nor any cinema staff to help or guide them.

There are shoes even in the toilets and the balcony — signs of men, women and children fleeing to the washroom to escape death and suffocation.

Ansals, 10 others held guilty in cinema fire

The result was that all the cars parked in the parking area on the ground floor of the cinema hall were ablaze. The issue on quantum of punishment referred to a three-judge bench in view of difference in opinion between the two judges who delivered the verdict.

Almost nine years after the tragedy, a trial court judge visited the Uphaar cinema hall in August,accompanied by CBI officials who investigated the case to get a first hand look at the seating and fire safety arrangements, which have been blamed for the tragedy.