Fire damages district court complex in Bhaderwah
Bhaderwah: A massive fire broke out in a court complex in Bhaderwah, Doda district, damaging the heritage court building and a shrine located in the premises, official said on Friday.
No casualty has been reported in the blaze that broke out on Thursday evening.
The fire caused damage to the heritage building made of cedar wood and a shrine located in the complex, they added.
Fire personnel could not bring the blaze under control immediately as the structure was made up of wood and the blaze spread rapidly.
To control the fire, the administration also called additional fire tenders from Doda.
The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.
Meanwhile, Justice Rajnesh Oswal, Judge Jammu and Kashmir High Court visited Bhaderwah and took stock of the damages at the court complex which was gutted in an overnight fire incident.
Deputy Commissioner Doda, Dr Sagar D Doifode, Principal Session Judge Bhaderwah and other senior Police and Civil Officers accompanied Justice Rajnesh.
During the visit, Justice Rajnesh also inspected the pace of work on the new court complex building coming up at village Sarna on Doda –Bhaderwah road.
The DC directed local administration to identify alternate accommodation for functioning of the court till the completion of the new Court building.
The DC assured every possible support to the judiciary for smooth functioning of the courts and for the convenience of the people.
Among others present during the visit were Superintendent of Police Bhaderwah, Tehsildar Bhaderwah, SDPO Bhaderwah, besides other officials of the Civil and Judicial departments.