“The fire brigade responded immediately but the fire grew rapidly. Four fire tankers were deployed to douse the flames,” said a KDMC official. However, the smoke emitting from the blaze inconvenienced residents.
Khadakpada police has registered an FIR against villager Kapil Bhandari and his 10-12 accomplices. “They have been booked for assault and obstructing public servants. We are investigating and will make arrests soon,” said an officer.