The Delhi Police on Saturday asked a local court to pass an order against real estate tycoons Gopal Ansal and Sushil Ansal to get permission from the court before leaving country. The police, in an application filed said it is demanding that the Ansal brothers involved in the case of the 1997 Uphaar cinema hall fire tragedy in which 59 people were killed should get permission from the court before leaving country. The next hearing for the case will on March 16 in the Patiala House Court.
The duo also accused of tampering with evidence in the case, pending since 2006. The apex court sentenced Gopal Ansal to one-year jail term on February 9 where on the other hand, elder borther 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”.