Police files FIR after Panchayat Ghar gutted in fire at Tral

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Srinagar: Police on Monday registered a case against unidentified persons for burning down a Panchayat Ghar at Tral area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

The incident coincides with the announcement of Panchayat elections to be held in nine phases from next month.

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Official sources said that the Panchayat Ghar was set ablaze by unidentified persons at Seer Jagier area of Tral late last night, as a result of which some windows of the Panchayat Ghar got damaged.

A concerned police officer confirmed the fire incident and said that blaze was controlled soon after the flames began emanating from the building.

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He said that there was minor damage to the building while cognizance of the incident has been taken.

“A case under FIR number 87/2018 under section 436 RPC has been lodged and further investigations were taken up,” the officer told GNS.

Asked about the cause of the fire, the police officer said: “It seems that some mischief mongers tried to set it ablaze. We have taken cognizance and those behind it would be unveiled”. (GNS)

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