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Uphaar: Bail for Ansals

delhi Updated: Apr 24, 2010 01:49 IST
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A Delhi court on Friday granted bail to Uphaar theatre owners Sushil and Gopal Ansal after they surrendered before it in a case of destruction of evidence relating to the 1997 fire tragedy that claimed 59 lives.

Counsel for Ansals Vijay Aggarwal and H S Bhalla contended they were never arrested during the investigating process, as a natural consequence they are entitled to bail.

The Metropolitan Magistrate asked the Ansal brothers to furnish a personal and surety bond of Rs 1 lakh as a pre-condition of their release on bail.

Besides Ansals, four other accused — H.S. Panwar, Anup Singh, Dharamveer Malhotra and Prem Prakash Batra — also surrendered in court and were granted bail on furnishing of personal and surety bond of the like amount.

The police had in 2008 filed a new chargesheet before the court against Ansal brothers for tampering with judicial records of the fire.