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Uphaar cinema tragedy: Court to hear plea by Delhi Police

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The Patiala House on Thursday will pronounce its order in connection with a plea by the Police which demands that the real estate tycoons Gopal Ansal and Sushil Ansal should get permission from the before leaving the country.

The Police made the demand a few days back.

The duo is also accused of tampering with evidence in the case, which is pending since 2006.

The apex sentenced Gopal Ansal to one-year jail term on February 9, where on the other hand, elder brother Sushil was ordered to skip prison term citing old age and ill-health.

At least 59 people died of asphyxia and over 100 others were injured in the stampede after fire broke out in Uphaar cinema on June 13, 1997, during the screening of J.P. Dutta's film "Border".

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First Published: Thu, March 16 2017. 08:48 IST