Srinagar, May 20: Offices of Superintendent of Police East Zone and SDPO Kothibagh were gutted in an overnight blaze in city centre Lal Chowk in Srinagar.
An official said that the fire broke out in the first floor of the building, housing SP East Zone office and SDPO Kothibagh office, which engulfed the floor completely and inflicted minor damage to the Kothibagh Police Station’s office as well.
In the incident, one fire fighter identified as Ansar Ahmad Malla was injured while dousing the flames, he was immediately referred to SMHS Hospital for treatment, where his condition is said to be ‘stable’.I
n series of Tweet, Srinagar Police Tweeted, ” Around midnight, a fire incident took place in first floor of Kothibagh PS building. Due to wooden nature of structures on the first floor, the fire spread to some rooms. The fire was controlled within few hours by efforts of fire department. Prima facie the fire seems accidental,”.
In another tweet, ” As fire didn’t spread to ground floor, all the Police station records and articles are intact. Damage took place to SP, SDPO chambers, allied offices and barracks on first floor,”.
On Wednesday, the Traffic Police headquarters was partially damaged in a blaze, which broke out in the wee hours. The fire damaged the top floor of the headquarters with all the high-end equipment in the Traffic Control room gutted.