Bandipora Bal Ashram fire case solved: Police
Inmate arrested for ‘torching building’
Bandipora, Dec 20: With the arrest of an 11-year old inmate, Police today claimed to have solved mysterious gutting of Bal Ashram of Social Welfare Department here in a fire incident on November 26.
Police said the Bal Ashram Building was set ablaze allegedly by an inmate Ali Muhammad Khan son of Muhammad Ismail Khan of Turkpora.
“During investigations, we learnt that Khan was badly missing his mother and wanted to go home to meet her. However, the Ashram management denied him permission. Irked by this, he set the building ablaze,” a police officials probing the matter said.
Khan is one of the fifty destitute and orphans who are presently putting up in the Bal Ashram. He is the student of 6th class in the Government Middle School Plan. On the fateful day, 22 inmates were rescued from the building.
Pertinently, people had suspected involvement of some officials of the department behind the fire, to cover up alleged scams.
“I was missing my mother whom I love most. As I was not allowed to go home, I decided to set ablaze the Ashram so that officials will send me and other inmates to respective homes.” Khan told Greater Kashmir.
Superintendent Police Bandipora Bashir Ahmed Khan said investigation into the case is going on. "The inmate showed no remorse at all. He just said that he was missing his mother and was feeling homesick. However, we are still probing the matter from all perspectives,” the SP said.
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