‘Rs 1.25 cr property damaged in Bandipora blaze’

TARIQ RASOOL

Bandipora, Jan 4: Officials today estimated that property worth Rs 1.25 crore was damaged in the devastating blaze which engulfed and destroyed the main market here on Monday.
Thirty five shops and five houses were gutted in the incident
“The damage assessment is going on and till now we have estimated that property worth Rs 1.25 crore was destroyed in the incident,” Assistant Director Fire and Emergency Services Bandipora, Ahmed Jamsheed told Greater Kashmir.
The persons whose shops were gutted include, Mushtaq Ahmed, Muhammad Ashraf, Javaid Ahmad, Ghulam Muhammad, Ghulam Nabi, Abdul Hamid, Samad Jagoo, Muhammad Yaseen, Abdul Aziz (four shops), Abdul Gaffar, Nazir Ahmad, Muhammad Ramzan, Abdul Salaam, Muhammad Amin, Ghulam Muhammad Dar, Abdul Rashid Bhat, Sonaullha, Hafeez Ahmad, Ghulam Muhammad, Abdul Satar while the damaged houses belonged to Saba, Shamim and four houses of Hameen Kumar and G M Gupta.
The victims have accused the government of political indifference saying the government would have done much more if the MLA would have been from ruling party.
Meanwhile, police has constituted a special team to ascertain the cause of fire,
“We have taken some samples from the spot,” Superintend of Police Bandipora, Bashir Ahmed said.

Lastupdate on : Tue, 4 Jan 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 4 Jan 2011 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Wed, 5 Jan 2011 00:00:00 IST




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