Bandipora: Locals attacked staff of fire and emergency services in Bandipora while dousing flames on Saturday.
A group of men attacked fire tender when it was on way to douse fire that broke out in the Jamia Qadeem area in Bandipora.
Local youth swung into action to douse the fire and informed the Fire and Emergency Services Bandipora.
“As soon as the fire tenders reached the spot, few elderly persons of the area attacked, abused and heckled the firemen,” a local said.
A delay of few minutes by firemen in reaching the spot enraged the locals who even stopped them from performing their duties.
Meanwhile, an official of the Fire and Emergency Services said their control room received a call at 18:20 hours (6:20pm) and after confirmation the firemen marched from the station at 18:25 hours (6:25pm). “But few anti-social elements stopped them from doing their operations. We have identified the persons and will approach law enforcing agencies to take action against them,” he added.