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Uphaar victims seek fresh charges against Ansals

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Nov 20 (UNI) Association of Victims of Uphaar Tragedy (AVUT) has demanded that the Ansal brothers, who own the Uphaar cinema, to be tried for culpable homicide not amounting to murder.

As many as 59 persons died inside the cinema hall due to asyphyxation while watching the matinee show of the film "Border'' when a fire broke out in the transformers installed in the basement of the hall on June 13, 1997.

The court will decide on December 2 about locus standi of senior counsel KTS Tulsi appearing for the AVUT.

The defence was also categorically asked by the court to fix a specific date to wind up the arguments. Otherwise the court will have little choice but to decide a date on its own.


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