Unknown men try to torch Panchayat house in south Kashmir’s Tral

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Pulwama: Hours after the State Election Commission announced dates for Panchayat elections  in the state, unidentified persons on Sunday tried to set ablaze a Panchayat house in a village in Tral area of this south Kashmir district, officials told Kashmir Reader Monday.

Unknown men sprinkled oil over the Panchayat house in Seer village of Tral here on Sunday night and set it afire, they said.

Officials said due to the fire, a window of the Panchayat house was damaged.

A senior  police officer confirmed that attempt was made to set the building on fire. He said investigations in this regard were going on.