They said fire broke out on Friday night in a panchayat ghar at Batpora, Kulgam, in south Kashmir. Fire tenders rushed from different area brought the leaping flames under control, they said.
A police spokesman said that a case has been registered in this regard and investigation to ascertain the cause of fire has been initiated. On March 7, a panchayat ghar was gutted in a fire incident in Shopian in south Kashmir. The cause of the fire was still under investigation.