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Probe tampering of proof in Uphaar case: HC

Justice RC Jain has asked the city police commissioner to file a status report on the investigations within three months.

india Updated: May 05, 2006 12:45 IST
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The Delhi High Court has ordered the special branch of police to conduct an investigation into allegations of tampering, mutilation and destruction of evidence in the Uphaar cinema tragedy case in 1997.

Justice RC Jain asked the city police commissioner to file a status report on the investigations within three months and posted the matter for further hearing to August 8.

However, Justice Jain declined to cancel the bail granted to Sushil Ansal, said to be the one of the proprietors of the cinema hall, for his alleged involvement in the destruction of evidence pertaining to the case.

The Court's directions followed a petition filed by the Association of the Victims of Uphaar Tragedy alleging that incriminating material and evidence linking the ownership and role of the Ansal brothers in the management of the cinema hall was deliberately destroyed by the accused with the help of certain staff in the trial court where the matter is being heard.