Srinagar: At least seven barracks of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) were gutted in a massive fire at Tatto Ground Batamaloo overnight, officials said on Thursday.
Officials said “the fire started at around 0300 hours from a barrack of 10th battalion SSB and spread in the vicinity. While at least seven barracks were damaged, no loss of life was reported in the incident hitherto.”
Reports are also pouring in that some arms and ammunition were damaged but official confirmation was awaited.
An official from the Fire and Emergency Department said that immediately after the information was received about the fire, several fire tenders were rushed to the area to put off the flames.
Tatto Ground houses several structures of army. In 2015, the then elected government headed by late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed made public announcement for a Citizen Park after army agreed to vacate 136 kanals of the land following a civil-military liaison conference. (GNS)