Police on Friday told the Delhi High Court that a chargesheet against Uphaar theatre owners, Sushil and Gopal Ansal, and four others has been filed before a trial court in New Delhi for tampering with the judicial records in the 1997 cinema hall fire tragedy case.
Mukta Gupta, appearing for the Delhi Police, submitted before a Bench of Justice S Murlidhar that police had found substantial evidence against Ansal brothers and four others.
According to the supplementary chargesheet filed before the trial court on Friday, all the accused have been booked under various provisions of the IPC including Sections 201 (causing disappearance of evidence), 409 (Criminal breach of trust by public servant) and 120-B (Criminal Conspiracy).
The Delhi High Court on May 5, 2006, had ordered the police to lodge an FIR and investigate the matter thoroughly.
Twelve accused including Sushil and Gopal Ansal were convicted by the trail court on November 20 last year for their complicity in the Uphaar theatre fire case in which 59 cinegoers lost their lives during the screening of a movie on June 13, 1997.