Uphaar Cinema Case Updates

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Fourteen years after losing their loved ones, families of victims of the Uphaar theatre fire got a shock on Thursday when the Supreme Court drastically reduced the compensation awarded to them by the Delhi high court in 2003.



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A bench of justice RV Raveendran and justice KS Radhakrishnan, which issued a slew of guidelines for theatre owners and government authorities for safe screening of films, also slashed punitive damages imposed by the high court on the Uphaar cinema owners, brothers Gopal Ansal and Sushil Ansal, from Rs 2.5 crore to Rs 25 lakh.

Upholding the right of victims' families to get damages from the Uphaar owners - Ansal Theatre and Clubhotels (P) Ltd - the bench said the family of a victim aged above 20 would get Rs 10 lakh instead of the Rs 18 lakh fixed by the high court. For the families of victims below 20 years, the compensation was reduced from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 7.5 lakh.

However, the compensation of Rs 1 lakh for the injured would remain unchanged.
 
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Evenif they give the decided amount to them, it would no of no value. Its literally an insult to the affected peoples.
 
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well some people can really benefit from the monetary incentive. but of course the delays and the low amount and further cuts does not really help at all.
 
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Thats what I mean to say. Value of 7.5 lac was much higher 14 yrs back than now.
 
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that too. instead of adding interest, they cut the principle!
 
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they should have compounded the compensation. time value of money?
 


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Wow. Brilliant. Ofcourse, the age of those responsible is of more importance than the actual tragedy in itself.
 
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salman khan lawyers would now drag his cases for another decade or so and then cite this judgment to get him out permanently :D
 
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salman khan lawyers would now drag his cases for another decade or so and then cite this judgment to get him out permanently :D
Lawyers are such cunning that by anyhow means(bribing,changing statements etc) they help winning cases against stars like salman..