Baramulla: Fire consumed at least 30 shops in Iqbal market in Kupwara town, during the intervening night of 13 and 14 November. The cause of the fire, according to the police, is said to be an electrical short circuit.
SP Shamsher Hussain of Kupwara region said that 17 shops were completely damaged in the fire while as 13 shops were partially damaged.
“There were rumours that miscreants have set the market on fire. There is no truth in such rumours. It was an electrical short circuit that caused fire in a single shop which then spread to other shops,” Hussain said.