JK Channel office damaged in fire
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Mar 17: A fire on Wednesday morning damaged the office of local news channel, JK Media Network at Humhama on the City outskirts.
The fire, that broke out at 3:25 AM, in the three-storey building of the media organization injured a staffer Daljeet Singh while property worth Rs 30 lakh was damaged.
The top storey of the building has completely gutted in the incident.
The additional Managing Director Networks of the organization, Sanam Eijaz, told Greater Kashmir that the fire broke out from the upper storey of the building due to a possible short-circuit.
Giving details, he said: “After finishing my work yesterday evening I went home. At around 3: 30 AM I received a call from my office informing me about the fire. When I reached the spot the upper storey of the building was in blazes and fire fighters were trying to douse it,” he said.
He said the fire had started in the transmission room of the building and later spread to other rooms.
“It took around 45 minutes of firefighting by fire brigade, Indian Air force team and locals to douse the fire.”
“The studio, kitchen, library and transmission room were completely damaged in the fire,” he said.
The JK Network is co-owned by Subhash Chadhary, Ashfaq Gowhar and Sanam Eijaz. The Network runs its operations both in Jammu and Srinagar. It operates two channels, JK Plus and JK channel.
The incident has affected the daily transmission of the 24 hour local Urdu news channel, though they have started telecast of already recorded programmes from the office of Take1, another local channel.
“The programmes like News, Hello JK, Hot Seat, Kuch Yadein Kuch Batein will remain suspended till we reassemble the office. We are expecting to start the transmission from tomorrow,” Sanam said.
Lastupdate on : Wed, 17 Mar 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 17 Mar 2010 18:30:00 GMT
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