90 Vehicles parked at Avalahalli police station premises gutted in fire accident probe ordered

Dr.Thomas (Special Correspondent)

A fire accident which gutted over 90 vehicles parked at Avalahalli police station premises on Thursday afternoon .

Senior police officers visited the spot and ordered a probe to ascertain the involvement of people behind the mishap.

This is the second such incident occurred since March this year.As many as 40 vehicles seized by the Kodigehalli police and parked in the yard behind the station were gutted in an accidental fire that broke out, owing to suspected electrical short circuit.

Police Sub Inspector,who is also station house incharge of Avalahalli police station,in her complaint said that she was informed by WPC,Harini,about the fire at the southern side of the station backyard covering 4 acres of land .

She along with 10 police staff members rushed to the site and try to put out the fire by splashing water from the bucket to contain the fire.

But due to dry weather and grass the fire rapidly spread engulfed the seized vehicles parked at the yard,before fire and emergency service personnel reached the spot.

The police alerted BESCOM to disconnect the power line and five tenders pressed into service to doused the fire,which by the spread and gutted all the vehicles .

The police along with the goods and furniture shifted to the safer place while the fire tenders after four hours of struggle managed to contain the fire.As many as 68 two wheelers,15 three wheelers and 4 four wheelers gutted

Gayathri in her complaint suspected that unknown people setting fire to the dry grass and bushes to make it look like accidental fire.

Based on the complaint the police registered an FIR against unknown person charging them under section 435 (commits mischief by fire or any explosive substance intending to cause,or knowing it to be likely that he will thereby cause,damage to any property) for further investigations.

Senior police officials including the Inspector General of Police (central range ) Dr BR Ravikanthe Gowda, Superintendent of Police,Mallikarjuna Baladandi , visited the spot took stock of the situation.