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Uphaar fire tragedy case: Supreme Court adjourns hearing to Jan 19


New Delhi, Oct 29: The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned hearing in Uphaar fire tragedy case that killed 59 people to January 19.

Uphaar fire tragedy case: Supreme Court adjourns hearing to Jan 19

[1997 Uphaar Cinema fire tragedy: Chronology of events]

On February 9, the apex court had sentenced Gopal to undergo the remaining jail term in the case while his elder brother Sushil got relief from incarceration with a prison term already undergone by him in view of age-related complications.

Gopal and his brother Sushil owned the Uphaar Cinema in south Delhi, where 55 movie-goers died after the theatre caught fire in 1997.

Fifty-nine people died in the June 13, 1997 fire tragedy in the Uphaar Cinema owned by the Ansals. The fire broke out during an afternoon screening of Bollywood film Border.

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