Inquiry ordered, Advisor Kumar seeks report in 7 days
A person was killed while as two others were injured in a mysterious blast when some explosive material went off at Chidder Ban area of Khudwani in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district.
Official sources told GNS that the scrap shop dealer while trying to set on fire some trash in which the explosive material was lying went off at Chidder Ban village of Khudwani at around 10:45 am.
In the blast, one person died on the spot while as two others suffered serious injuries, they said.
The deceased has been identified as Nazir Ahmad Bhat son of Abdul Khaliq Bhat.
Both the injured namely Mohammad Abass Bhat and Yawar Ahmad sustained critical injuries and were shifted to PHC Qaimoh where from one critically wounded namely Abbas was referred to SKIMS Soura for specialized treatment, they said.
SSP Kulgam Gurinder Pal Singh also confirmed the incident.
The officer said that police has taken cognizance of the incident and further investigations have been up to ascertain the nature of blast.
Meanwhile, the Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar today expressed grief over the death of Nazir Ahmad Bhat in a mysterious blast at Chidder area.
The Advisor in his condolence message has conveyed his sympathies to the bereaved family and prayed for peace to the departed soul and early recovery of the injured. He has directed Divisional administration to hold an enquiry into the incident.
Meanwhile, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan has ordered an enquiry into the incident.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Kulgam has been ordered to conduct an Inquiry into the incident and come up with a report within seven days