“I should have shot these people (Ansal brothers) the day my children died,” Neelam Krishnamoorthy, a petitioner in the Uphaar cinema fire case said soon after the Supreme Court sentenced Gopal Ansal, one of the accused, to one year in jail.
Neelam, who is the president of the Association of Victims of Uphaar Tragedy (AVUT), also said that she was ‘extremely disappointed’ and that her biggest mistake in life was coming to court.
“It was the biggest mistake of my life coming to court. I have lost faith in judiciary,” she said, adding “Have been let down very badly, a futile exercise. Rich and powerful enjoy special powers.”
Earlier in the day, Sushil Aansal, the other accused in the case was let off due to his old age.
Gopal Ansal has also served four months in jail now he only have to be in prison for 8 months.
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Stating that the duo are guilty of causing death due to negligence, the apex court ruled that one of them must go to jail within four weeks.
59 people had died of asphyxia when a fire broke out during the screening of Bollywood movie ‘Border’ in Uphaar theatre in Green Park area of South Delhi on June 13, 1997. Over 100 were also injured in the subsequent stampede.