New Delhi, Oct. 4 (PTI): Ansal group promoter Sushil Ansal today apologised in the Supreme Court to the families of the victims of the Uphaar tragedy in which 59 movie-goers were killed in a blaze in 1997.
The promoter stood up and apologised with folded hands for the loss of lives when the court was hearing a matter related to the case. Ansal accepted that wrong was done, saying he understood the pain and suffering the families of the victims went through. He said even his family had suffered.
The bench then wanted to know from Neelam Krishnamurthy, the president of the Association of Victims of Uphaar Tragedy, what she had to say about Ansal’s statement.
Neelam, whose two children died in the fire, said this was the first time in 15 years that the Ansals had apologised, adding that in the past she had received threats for pursuing the case.