KU orders inquiry into fire incident at Zabarwan guest house
SRINAGAR: The Kashmir University authorities have ordered inquiry into the fire incident that engulfed the Zabarwan guest house Thursday evening. The inquiry committee has been asked to submit its recommendations within one week.
A spokesman of the KU said in a statement issued here that one block of the Guest House, which was presently under renovation, was saved and remained untouched by the fire. “However, damage was caused to the office block, reception and dining hall. The Vice Chancellor later ordered an inquiry into the incident,” he said.
According to the statement, a high-level meeting was held under the chairmanship of the Vice Chancellor wherein all members of the inquiry committee were present. The committee was mandated to ascertain cause of fire and make specific recommendations on how to prevent such incidents in future and enhance the fire safety across the university campuses. The committee has been asked to submit its recommendations within one week.
The University authorities thanked the fire and emergency department personnel, SDPO Hazratbal and his team of police personnel, local youth from Hazratbal, members of university’s proctorial wing and disaster management cell, and all other volunteers who helped in dousing the flames and bringing the fire under control.