Ansal brothers, 10 others held guilty for Uphaar tragedy

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New Delhi, Nov 20 (UNI) A local court today held two Ansal brothers and ten others guilty in the June 1997 Uphaar fire tragedy case.

The quantum of punishment will be pronounced tomorrow.

While Ansal brothers--Sushil and Gopal--and three others were charged under Section 304A for causing death due to negligence, the remaining seven were held guilty under Section 304, for for culpable homicide not amounting to murder.

Four other accused had died during the pendency of the trial.

A total of 59 persons had died when a fire had broke out in the transformer in the Uphaar cinema hall, during the screening of a Hindi movie, 'Border' on June 13, 1997.


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