One-liner: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought a response from Delhi Police on pleas by real estate barons Sushil and Gopal Ansal seeking suspension of their seven-year jail term awarded for tampering with evidence in the 1997 case of Uphaar cinema fire which had claimed 59 lives.
Ansals' plea rejected: On Dec 3, Additional Sessions Judge Anil Antil had rejected Ansals' plea to suspend their conviction and jail term in the evidence tampering case by a magisterial court and refused to release the convicts on bail.
Need to know: While dismissing Ansals' plea for suspension of sentence till the appeal against the conviction by a magisterial court is decided, the sessions court had said that the case was one of the gravest of its kind.
Agony of victims cited: The Delhi police had also opposed the appeals field by Ansals and told the sessions court that it would trigger the mental trauma and agony of the victims.
Background: The fire had broken out at the Uphaar cinema during the screening of the Hindi film Border on June 13, 1997, claiming 59 lives.