25 tonnes of wood gutted

25 tonnes of wood gutted

Nearly 25 tonnes of wooden frames, comprising teak and rosewood, is suspected to have been gutted in an accidental fire at a godown in Bannimantap industrial area here on Sunday.

Fire fighters extinguish fire at a plywood godown at Bannimantap industrial area in Mysore on Sunday. DH photo

The fire broke at the godown of Manjunatha Plywood located behind a rice mill near railway goodshed around 4.30 pm. Fire station at Bannimantap received a call at 4.50 pm. Five fire tenders emptied water to put down the ravaging fire in the operation that lasted four hours.

District fire officer Shivanne Gowda told Deccan Herald, the wooden frames  had been packed and stored in the godown.  It took three hours for fire fighters to bring the towering inferno under control. To check the flames from spreading further, an earth mover was pressed into service to shift the frames to another place. The exact cause of fire is yet to be ascertained. No casualty has been reported.

Officers denied bail

A court here is learnt to have rejected the anticipatory bail plea of Reliance Communications officials who have been booked on multiple charges, including forgery. Sources told Deccan Herald Roshan Babi Nambiyar, Mysore circle head, Manju Krishna and Muralidhar Singh have been booked under IPC sections 406 (breach of trust), 420 (cheating), 465, 468 and 471 (creating fake documents for criminal intention). The trio had applied for anticipatory bail. The accused have remained elusive since the case has been registered.

In his complaint lodged at V V Puram police station on January 3 (FIR no 03/12) Ravi, son of Puttaswamy, a farmer from Chikka Mandya in Mandya taluk had alleged that his documents have been forged to issue WLL (landline) to nine others. Ravi had got the telephone connection during a mobile sales drive in Mandya in 2007. He had furnished his voter ID card as address proof, besides a passport size photo. He has alleged that the photograph and address proof have been misused to sanction telephone connections to others too.

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