Unknown persons set afire Panchayat Ghar, forest dept quarter in Shopian

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Shopian: Unidentified persons on Thursday set afire a Panchayat Ghar and a quarter of the forest department in this south Kashmir district.

Eyewitnesses told Kashmir Reader that the unidentified persons this evening tried to set afire under construction quarter (check post) of forest department at Vehil village here. They said that quarter suffered minor damages with the timely action of locals.

The check post was earlier burned to ashes during 2016 uprising.

A police officer told Kashmir Reader that that they were investigating the incident.

In another incident at Pehlipora area of Keller belt, unknown persons set ablaze Panchayat Ghar at the village.

A police officer based in Keller confirmed the fire in Panchayat Ghar to Kashmir Reader and said that fire fighters were trying to douse flames.

On damages, he said that details were being collected.