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Uphaar case: SC assures AVUT of early open court hearing

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New Delhi, The Supreme Court today assured the Association of Victims of Uphaar Tragedy (AVUT) that it will accord an early open court hearing of its plea seeking review of its 2015 verdict by which real estate barons Sushil and Gopal Ansal were required to serve two-year jail term if they failed to pay Rs […]

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Uphaar tragedy: Cops seek transfer of case

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Delhi police today petitioned the high court for shifting a case of alleged destruction of evidence in the 1997 Uphaar fire tragedy being heard by a trial court to some other judge, accusing the one currently hearing it of “hostility” towards the complainant and the state. In its plea, the police has also alleged that […]

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Uphaar: SC rejects Neelam Krishnamoorthy’s plea

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In a relief to real-estate barons Sushil and Gopal Ansal, the Supreme Court today refused to entertain a plea filed against the Delhi High Court order quashing criminal proceeding lodged for allegedly threatening Association of Victims of Uphaar Tragedy (AVUT) chairperson. A bench comprising justices A R Dave and Adarsh Kumar Goyal upheld the Delhi […]

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Uphaar tragedy: Police told to expedite trial

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The Delhi High Court Monday issued notice to police on a plea of Uphaar cinema fire victims seeking “expeditious” trial against the Ansal brothers for alleged tampering of evidence. Justice Veena Birbal also directed Delhi Police to file a status report and posted the matter for Oct 11. The families and relatives of those who […]

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Uphaar tragedy: Supreme Court reduces compensation to victims under various categories

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The Supreme Court on Thursday reduced compensation to the victims of the Uphaar tragedy under various categories. The apex court reduced punitive damages imposed by Delhi High Court on Ansals from Rs 2.5 crore to Rs 25 lakh. The court said that the owners of Uphaar Cinema and erstwhile Delhi Vidyut Board “jointly and severally” […]

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