Uphaar cinema fire: HC asks Ansals to reply to police’s plea to enhance punishment in evidence tampering case

Updated: Jan 25 2023 6:53PM

Uphaar cinema fire: HC asks Ansals to reply to police’s plea to enhance punishment in evidence tampering case

New Delhi, Jan 25 (PTI) The Delhi High Court Wednesday sought the response of real estate tycoons Sushil and Gopal Ansal to a plea by the Delhi Police seeking enhancement of punishment for allegedly tampering with evidence in the 1997 Uphaar cinema fire which claimed 59 lives.

The police have challenged the trial court’s July 19, 2022 order releasing the Ansal brothers. Their punishment of around eight months was set off against the period they had already spent in jail.

Justice A J Bhambhani issued notice to the Ansals, former court staff Dinesh Chand Sharma and the Ansal's former employee P P Batra and asked them to file replies to the police’s petition.