Rs 2 lakh worth cotton, equipment gutted

Rs 2 lakh worth cotton, equipment gutted

As many as 40 bags of cotton and several other items were gutted in the fire that broke out in the Hindustan Bedding House shop on Friday.

Cotton gins, 30 beddings, clothes used for stitching beds and other material and equipment were totally destroyed in the fire. The owners Shafiullah and Maulana have incurred a loss to the tune of Rs two lakh. The exact reason for the incident is yet to be ascertained.

The fire was spotted by the night beat police at around 3.45 am and immediately alerted the Department of Fire and Emergency Services. The Fire officials arrived on the spot and doused the flames in a seven-hour long operation. Four tankers of water were utilised to extinguish the flames.

A case has been registered at the Bangarpet police station.

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