5 houses gutted
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Dec 15: Five residential houses were gutted in two separate fire incidents in Srinagar last evening.
In a statement a police spokesman said due to electric short-circuit, fire broke out in the residential house of Ali Muhammad Beigh of Beighpora Bagh-e- Mehtab area here and engulfed adjacent residential houses of Muhammad Yousuf Beigh and Abdul Rehman Beigh and Ghulam Muhammad Mir, resulting in damage to all the structures.
Fire was brought under control with the help of fire tenders and local police. Police has registered a case in this regard.
Meanwhile, police said fire broke out in the residential house of Bashir Ahmad Khan son of Ghulam Nabi resident of Briver Achan, Srinagar, resulting in complete damage to the structure.
Anti-PDD protests in Chanapora, Natipora
Srinagar, Dec 15: Protest continued for the second consecutive day in the uptown areas of Nowgam, Natipora, Azad Basti and Chanapora against the Power Development Department for de-linking the areas from the Chanapora Grid station.
Hundreds of protestors blocked roads in Chanapora and Natipora demanding revocation of the decision.
The protesters said the PDD has connected Chanapora and Natipora to the grid in central Kashmir’s Budgam district.
“Ironically Mehboob Colony-sector A where a junior engineer of PDD lives is connected to a nearby grid station and rest of the colonies have been delinked. Mehboob colony sector A is supplied regular power supply while our areas reel under darkness,” they said.
Meanwhile on a complaint of locals police has taken up the matter with PDD officials.
“I have spoken to Assistant Executive Engineer (AEE) and demanded an official enquiry into the matter,” SHO, Police Station Nowgam.
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