Uphaar tragedy: Delhi HC quashes summons against Gopal, Sushil Ansal

The Delhi High Court, Tuesday, quashed summons against real estate tycoons Sushil Ansal and Gopal Ansal issued by a lower court in Uphaar cinema fire tragedy case for allegedly threatening Neelam Krishnamoorthy, who had lost her two children in the Uphaar tragedy.

Updated: Jul 14, 2015, 14:52 PM IST

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court, Tuesday, quashed summons against real estate tycoons Sushil Ansal and Gopal Ansal issued by a lower court in Uphaar cinema fire tragedy case for allegedly threatening Neelam Krishnamoorthy, who had lost her two children in the Uphaar tragedy.

Krishnamoorthy is also the president of Association of Uphaar Tragedy Victims.

The High Court had in July 2007 stayed the summons issued by a lower court against the Ansal brothers and his employees Deepak Kathpalia and P S Sharma.

The four had been issued summons by the lower court on a complaint by Krishnamoorthy who was allegedly abused and threatened by the two employees of Ansal brothers in May 2007.

Krishnamoorthy had alleged that the two employees of Ansal brothers had abused and threatened her at the behest of their employer.

She had alleged that her pictures were taken on May 10, 2007 when she was coming out of the courtroom of Additional Sessions Judge Mamta Sehgal, where the trial against the Ansal brothers and others was on for their alleged culpability in the June 13, 1997 tragedy.

Krishnamoorthy had lost her two minor children in the fire in which 57 others were asphyxiated during the screening of Hindi blockbuster movie "Border".

With agency inputs