Srinagar: Police on Saturday seized 160 domestic gas cylinders that were illegally stored in Soura area of Srinagar city.
The police spokesman in a statement said that the police received specific information regarding the illegal storage/dumping of domestic gas cylinders in the residential area of Hasan-ul-Banat, 90ft Road, Soura near Masjid Muslim.
“On this information Police party of Police Station Soura comprising of Sub Inspector Sheikh Adil (Station Officer Soura) headed by SDPO Hazratbal Rameez Rashid raided the location and recovered 160 gas cylinders.”
The spokesman said that a case FIR No.32 /2018 U/S 285 RPC r/w 23 Petroleum Act has been registered in Police Station Soura and investigation started.
“The timely action by Police has prevented a major tragedy,” he added.