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Uphaar victim`s kin demand strong law to ensure justice

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 23:59

Family members of victims of Uphaar fire tragedy on Friday held a prayer meet in the memory of 59 persons who died in the theatre 17 years ago and demanded enacting of a strong law to ensure punishment commensurate with the gravity of such man-made disasters.

SC directs Ansal brothers not to leave country without its nod

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 21:00

The Supreme Court Tuesday directed real estate barons Sushil and Gopal Ansal, who were convicted in Uphaar fire tragedy case, not to leave the country without its permission.

Uphaar tragedy: Kanth`s plea rejected

Last Updated: Saturday, December 22, 2012, 18:07

A Delhi court dismissed former IPS officer Amod Kanth`s plea to drop proceedings on framing of charges against him in the Uphaar fire tragedy case.

Court to visit Uphaar before framing charges against Kanth

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 04, 2012, 22:46

A judge hearing the criminal case against former senior IPS officer Amod Kanth said he would visit the place of incident before framing charges against him.

Uphaar tragedy: SC slashes victims` compensation

Last Updated: Thursday, October 13, 2011, 14:54

The Supreme Court on Thursday reduces the punitive damages imposed on Ansal brothers in the Uphaar tragedy that left 59 people dead in 1999.

Uphaar case: Delhi court grants bail to Ansal brothers

Last Updated: Friday, April 23, 2010, 12:04

A Delhi court on Friday granted bail to Uphaar theatre owners Sushil and Gopal Ansal after they surrendered before it in a case of destruction of evidence relating to the 1997 fire tragedy that claimed 59 lives.

Uphaar: Court refers CBI report to senior most district judge

Last Updated: Saturday, February 20, 2010, 21:01

A Delhi court on Saturday again refused to decide a legal question whether it is empowered to take congizance of CBI`s probe report on 1997 Uphaar fire case and referred the matter to the senior most district judge.

Uphaar tragedy: SC asks Ansals to pay Rs 6.64cr

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 16, 2009, 17:40

In a relief to the kin of the victims of Uphaar tragedy, the SC has directed Ansal brothers for the disbursal of Rs 6.64 crore in cash as an interim compensation.

Uphaar tragedy effect: SC to examine highrise buildings

Last Updated: Thursday, December 10, 2009, 22:53

In the backdrop of the 1997 Uphaar cinema tragedy which claimed 59 lives here, the SC on Thursday said it would like to examine the safety of multistoried buildings, which may include multiplex theatres, in the country.

Uphaar tragedy: Don`t blame each other- SC to authorities

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 02, 2009, 23:04

SC says the various statutory authorities instead of shifting blame for the Uphaar tragedy could mutually agree for a common settlement with the claimants.