AVUT president alleges abuse, threats by Gopal Ansal's aides

| Updated: Apr 15, 2017 22:53 IST

New Delhi [India], April. 15 (ANI): The Association of the Victims of Uphaar Tragedy (AVUT) president, N. Krishmoorthy, on Saturday claimed she was abused and threaten by Uphaar case accused Gopal Ansal's aides. The Patiala House Court which received her complaints, has adjourned the matter for hearing on May 27. The court has already reserved its order on the basis of the chargesheet filed by Krishnamurthy, who lost her children in the Uphaar tragedy. The Patiala court will also hear the matter of alleged tampering of evidence related to the case on May 27. Earlier this month, Gopal Ansal surrendered before the Tihar jail authorities after the Supreme Court refused to grant him more time. The apex court also refused Ansal's plea, for more time to surrender and ordered the real estate baron to undergo the rest of his jail term. The apex court directed senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani, who appeared for Ansal, to ask the real estate baron to complete the rest of his jail term. The apex court sentenced Ansal to one-year jail term on February 9, while, his elder brother Sushil was ordered to skip his 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'. This court case continued for 20 years. (ANI)

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