The compensation included Rs. Three weeks after the fire, 28 families came together to form the Association of the Victims of Uphaar Tragedy, to fight for justice. The heavy monsoon this year ensures that water drips even from the walls. Two days later Y. Taxi driver shot dead in Sagarpur. No public announcement regarding the fire was made to those inside the auditorium or the balcony, nor were any fire alarms set off, no matter the management and the employees of the Uphaar Cinema were aware of the fact that a fire had broken out. High court dismisses plea by two accused government officials against the framing of charges.

A fire started by a faulty transformer during the screening of the film Border. Exit signs were not battery-operated and once the lights went out, panic-struck people had to grope in the dark for exits, many of which were blocked by seats”. Girls at Delhi shelter home abused by staff, chilli powder in private parts. Delhi High Court awards Rs million compensation to be paid to relatives of victims. Over a hundred were injured. Over were injured in subsequent stampede. CBI completes its probe into the case and files chargesheet in the court of Metropolitan Magistrate Brijesh Sethi against 16 accused, including Uphaar theatre owners and real estate tycoons Sushil and Gopal Ansal.

Stabbed multiple times by a dozen men: The court ordered an inquiry and dismissed the court clerk. Sushil Ansal left India without Supreme Court’s permission. Ddelhi board of doctors from AIIMS said the deaths were caused by asphyxia as a result of inhaling carbon monoxide and other toxic gases.

Ever since the fire, the Krishnamoorthy household in Kalkaji has seen no celebrations, of any kind. The quantum of the sentences upyaar the 10 accused will be pronounced by the additional sessions judge today.

Retrieved 30 November Jun 14, The fire claimed the lives of 59 people and over were injured due to suffocation in the ensuing stampede. It asks the accused persons to raise their objection in regard to either lack of proof or non-admissibility of the documents. SC sentences Gopal Ansal to one year jail”. Much like the rabbit hole into which Alice fell, taking her 197 a journey into an unreal world, this hole takes you into a world that once was.

Ansals, 10 others held guilty in cinema fire

The southward bound smoke similarly travelled aerially through another staircase and into the lower portion of the balcony of the auditorium from the left side. The other seven accused, three former Uphaar cinema managers, cinema’s gatekeeper and three DVB officials, were all cjnema seven years’ rigorous imprisonment, under Section A culpable homicide not amounting to murder of the Indian Penal Code IPCand housed at the Tihar Jail. As we step out, a crowd has gathered outside.


Countdown To Elections Results. Neelam and Shekhar knew they could never let go of the memories. Until two years ago, a private security guard stood outside the complex, locals say.

Delhi: 21 years after Uphaar cinema hall fire, search for closure

Instead, the night after the judgment, they sat in the living room, disconsolate. Police found bodies inside the toilet next to the balcony.

A Timeline June 13, On the first floor, there are offices — its doors wide open. Smoke started billowing in the northern and southward directions in the parking lot of the cinema complex. CBI completes its probe into the case and files chargesheet in the court of Metropolitan Magistrate Brijesh Sethi against 16 accused, including Uphaar theatre owners and real estate tycoons Sushil and Gopal Ansal.

The apex court further stated that Ansals were more concerned about making money than ensuring safety of cinema goers. Court defers pronouncement of verdict and says it would fix the date of judgement on October Inside the auditorium and balcony there was complete pandemonium. Ansal brothers walk free; SC imposes Rs 60 crore fine ].

The high court dismisses Ansals’ plea, challenging the framing of charges against them. Saxena is appointed as public prosecutor. This was how legal veterans revisited the blaze at the cinema hall which had claimed 59 lives and left over injured during the screening of Bollywood film ‘Border’. After an earlier transformer caused fire at Gopal Towers, a high-rise in Rajendra Place, New Delhi inthe licences of 12 cinemas, including that of Uphaar, had been cancelled.

Since the transformer did not have an oil soak pit as required under the regulations and the standard practice, the oil that spread out of the enclosure continued leaking and spreading the fire to the adjacent parking lot where cars were parked at a distance of no more than a metre from the door of the transformer. The Ansal brothers and eight others approach Delhi High Court against framing of charges against them.

The transformer was recharged for resumption of electric supply by This fiire month, the Krishnamoorthys had hoped they would be able to give their children a birthday present too: Manjinder Singh Bhinder of the 61st Cavalry of the Indian army and a talented horse-rider, out celebrating his success at a recent national games with his family and a junior officer at the movie hall, gave his and his family’s xelhi up saving over a people, on his personal initiative.


Taxi driver shot dead in Sagarpur. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. The high court again asks trial court to expedite proceedings.

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The court is yet to list the matter. Three held for killing yr-old in Vivek Vihar. Retrieved 24 June — via Business Standard.

A dust-coated shoe inside the hall. Case committed for trial to sessions court after one year, one month and 18 days, following 30 hearings.

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

Around this time every year, Neelam and husband Shekhar dust old birthday cards and pictures of their children, who died in the blaze, jphaar lay them around in the living room to mark their birthdays. The result was that all the cars parked in the parking area on the ground floor of the cinema hall were ablaze. Far lesser incidents of terrorism than prior tosays Nirmala Sitharaman. Upholds conviction of six out of 12 accused.

Complete List of Winners Oscars There are no lights— every electrical wire inside the building has been removed. HT has exclusive images of the remains inside Uphaar Cinema whose curtains came cinemz on that fateful summer day. Despite repeated directions by the high court for early conclusion of the trial, the case proceeds at a snail’s pace till Four of the accused died, [29] and eight witnesses, mostly relatives of Ansals turned hostile witness[30] despite Delyi court responding to AVUT’s plea and asking trial uphaaar 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.

A semi-burnt bright yellow poplar stick looks as though it was taken out only days ago.