Three structures gutted in separate incidents of fire in Kashmir

Fire broke out in the building of the Horticulture Department at Fruit Mandi in Parimpora area of the city, causing damage to the structure.

By: PTI | Srinagar | Published:October 31, 2016 6:51 pm

Three structures, including a government building and the house of a Special Police Officer (SPO), were gutted under mysterious circumstances in separate incidents of fire in Kashmir Valley on Monday, police said. Fire broke out in the building of the Horticulture Department at Fruit Mandi in Parimpora area of the city, causing damage to the structure, a police officer said.

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He said the house of SPO Naseer Ahmad Malik, posted in Dooru police station, was gutted in another fire incident at Hallan-Chogan village in Anantnag district of south Kashmir. In third incident, the officer said fire broke out in an abandoned house of a migrant pandit Inderjeet Kumar Bhat at Watrusu village of Achabal in Anantnag district, causing partial damage to it.

Police has registered separate cases and started investigations to ascertain the cause of the fire, the officer said, adding there was no report of any casulity in the incidents. Meanwhile, the officer said unidentified miscreants hurled a petrol bomb towards a road-side fruit vendor at New Colony area of Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Monday morning. However, no one was injured in the incident, he said.