Mysterious fire destroys admission records in Amar Singh College
Srinagar: Overnight massive fire engulfed the administration and admission block of the Amar Singh (AS) College on intervening night of Friday resulting in complete damage to the official records and admission details of the students enrolled in the institution.
An official of the college said the fire broke out in the building around 3 am during wee hours of Friday but was doused by the fire fighting personnel of the fire and emergency department.
“The building was saved but the records are completely damaged,” the official said.
The college is a constituent college of Cluster University Srinagar (CUS) and has admission record of university students in the college as well.
“We are ascertaining the cause of fire but it is presumed that the fire broke out due to short circuit in the electricity line outside the building,” the official said.
Principal of the Amar Singh College, Prof Shaheen Altaf while confirming the incident said the whole admission record of the college has been destroyed.
“We have admission and other official records in the room which got destroyed,” Prof. Shaheen said.
The admission cum administrative block is a separate three-roomed single storey building in the college.
“Section officer and other officials deal with this block,” a college professor said.
Meanwhile, the college administration has registered a First Information Report (FIR) regarding the fire incident.
The fire broke out at the time of new admission in the college and at the end of financial year 2018-19 raising eyebrows over the college authorities.
“There must be something fishy into it but we have to wait for police investigation if started into this case,” another college professor said.
Meanwhile, two classrooms of a primary school and a laboratory equipment were damaged in a mysterious fire incident at Gori Muhalla Walkul village in Sogam area of Kupwara district.
“Both the fire incidents should be investigated given the closure of financial year,” an official said.