Anantnag: Unidentified people tried to torch a Panchayat Ghar on Sunday night here in Tral area’s Seer Jageer village in Pulwama district.
The arson bid comes a day after the state election commission announced dates for Panchayat polls, beginning November 17, despite reservations voiced by the state’s two main political parties, the NC and the PDP.
The building housing the panchayat office was saved by timely intervention of locals and the police. Its windows and doors suffered minor damage. No one got injured in the incident.
A senior police official said that the incident took place in Seer Jageer area late Sunday night.
“The fire seemed to be the handiwork of some miscreants. It was, however, brought under control soon after the flames were spotted,” the official said.
He said that a case, bearing FIR number 87-2018, has been registered in this regard and investigation has been initiated.