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Chadoora Blaze: DC orders Magisterial enquiry, assures compensations to affected shopkeepers

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Srinagar: Deputy Commissioner Budgam, Syeed Fakhruddin Hamid Monday ordered a magisterial enquiry into the Chadoora shopping complex blaze and assured compensations to the affected shopkeepers.

Speaking to reporters, the DC Budgam termed the incident as “unfortunate” and assured the shopkeepers that they would be compensated for the losses they suffered, following the completion of magisterial enquiry.

The fire, he said could have been caused by a short circuit that left the shopping complex completely damaged besides causing losses worth lacs.

The DC urged for the installation of fire extinguishers and said “such incidents can be averted and damages minimized with extinguishers installed in the shops”.

He was accompanied by the officials including SHO and Sub-District Magistrate, Tehsildar Chadoora who visited the site to assess the damage.

The DC on the occasion assured that counselling session will be launched for shopkeepers at the district headquarter Budgam to make them aware of the ways to avert the fire incidents in future. (KNS)

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