Jul 13, 2024

3 sheds and 01 Wine Shop damaged in Blaze

Newly opened wine shop gutted in mysterious blaze at Surankote

A newly opened wine shop located in Potha area of Poonch’s Surankote subdivision was gutted in a mysterious blaze while police have started investigation into the matter.

The shop, officials said, is located on Jammu-Rajouri-Poonch national highway at Potha.

The shop was opened a couple of months ago but it developed sharp criticism in the area and massive protests have taken place in the area in the last three weeks during which people took out rallies, demanding closure of this shop.

A protest was also going on at Surankote sub division headquarter led by DDC member Shahnawaz Chowdhary in which the participants were putting forth their demand for closure of this wine shop.

Meanwhile, in the intervening night of Sunday-Monday, officials said, this shop was gutted in an incident of blaze, which has taken place under mysterious conditions.

In the incident, they said, the liquor kept inside the shop got damaged while other temporary infrastructure installed in the shop also got reduced to ashes.

On Monday morning, officials visited the site and examined the situation while a fire tender was also called in to douse off the flames completely.

Meanwhile, Police said to have started investigation into the matter—(KNO)

3 sheds damaged in Dal Lake blaze

Three sheds were gutted in a massive blaze that broke out on Monday near Golden Lily, a houseboat located in Dal Lake at Ghat No 02, officials said.

That a fire broke out near the Golden Lily houseboat located at Ghat No 2.

In the incident, three sheds got damaged, and the fire has been successfully doused off, he said, adding “our team is accessing the damage and till now, there has been damage to the three tin sheds and partial damage to the houseboat, due to the flames of fire.

Meanwhile, locals from the area hailed the efforts of F&ES and thanked them for prominent response, which led to avoidance of major tragedy—(KNO)


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