Truck laden with cash, other material catches fire in Qazigund

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Srinagar

A truck carrying copper coils,utensils and cash caught fire on Kashmir highway at Panzath area in South Kashmir’s Qazigund town.


Truck laden with cash and other material catches fire in Qazigund

Reports said that a Truck bearing number JK05A 8795 carrying cash and other material caught fire near Panzath area of Qazigund due to unknown reasons.

In the incident, the truck damaged completely. However, both the driver and conductor of the truck escape unhurt in the incident.

A police officer also confirmed the incident and said that the fire broke out inside the truck.

“The cause of the fire is being ascertained and all angles would be looked into to ascertain the incident,” he said.

He said that a case under relevant sections of law has been registered and further investigations have been taken up.

Meanwhile, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said that authorities must conduct a thorough investigation to ascertain how and why trucks are being used to carry cash for poll distribution.

Taking to social networking site Twitter Mehbooba wrote: “Alarming. Authorities must conduct a thorough investigation to ascertain how & why trucks are being used to carry cash for poll distribution. That too a day right before Anantnag votes. This is a good lesson to those who think votes can be purchased by bribes.”

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