Office records burnt mysteriously at Bandipora ARTO


Official record and a room of the building at Assistant Road Transport Office (ARTO) office Bandipora gutted in a mysterious fire blaze on Saturday early morning.

The fire broke inside the third storey of the ARTO office building in Block C of Mini Secretariat near Madar.

Reportedly, the employees working overnight in Media Monitoring and Media Certification Cell(MCMC), after smelling smoke, immediately called the fire and emergency services and concerned police station.

A police team and sleuths of fire and emergency department rushed to the spot and brought the fire under control. However, the official record and some computer system were damaged in the incident, they said.

“The cause of fire is being ascertained and all angles would be looked into to ascertain the incident,” a police offcial said.

He said that a case under relevant sections of law has been registered and further investigations have been taken up.


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