Srinagar, Aug 9: Property worth crores of rupees has been damaged in a devastating fire in Maisuma area of the city on Sunday, official sources said.
They said fire broke out in a shop at Maisuma early this morning. However, fire spread to adjoining areas before the fire tenders could reach the spot.
Six shops were damaged before the fire was brought under control, they said, adding the cause of fire was being ascertained.
Police has registered a case and initiated proceedings.
Meanwhile, the market committee and affected shopkeepers demanding property compensation and said for the past more than a year they have suffered huge losses due to restrictions after August 5 and now lock down in view of COVID-19 pandemic.