Uphaar owners move court to get back cinema hallApril 2nd, 2008 - 11:17 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) The Uphaar cinema owners Wednesday moved the Delhi High Court seeking permission for productive use of the hall, which was sealed following a fire tragedy in 1997 that killed 59 people. Theatre owners Sushil Ansal and his brother Gopal Ansal, who were sentenced to two years in jail by the trial court for causing death due to negligence, said in their application to the high court that the property should be handed over to them as the trial in the fire tragedy case was over.
The Ansal brothers said the hall has not been used for several years and they want to put it to productive use.
“We have been deprived of running our business by putting the property to any productive use,” they contended and said the revenue collected from the hall would contribute to the government exchequer.
The court of Justice H.R. Malhotra is likely to hear the petition Thursday.
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