Hyderabad: A huge fire erupted at Afzalgunj behind Bharat Petrol pump opposite of City Library on Wednesday around 11 am. Locals said that the fire was caused by the burning of some tires by some miscreants which later spread to all the tires which were lying behind Bharat petrol pump. They also said that it took 8-10 fire extinguishers to put off the fire.
The drivers from the Tempo Bus stand alleged that the tires have been kept there illegally and they always posed a serious threat to the petrol pump and Tempo station. A driver said “if something would’ve happened to the petrol pump the whole Afzalgunj would’ve gone in flames.
Some of the locals said that they had been warning the officials of the possibility of such an event taking place and the danger it posed because of being located right behind a petrol pump, they added “400 travel vehicles stand here”.
The owners of the tires broke down in tears because of the financial loss he had incurred and alleged that it was a conspiracy against him. The Police told the owner that they had warned him many times to not keep the tyres here.
The owners of the tyre godown broke down in tears because of the financial loss he had incurred and alleged that it was a conspiracy against him. The Police told the owner that they had warned him many times to not keep the tyres here.
A series of conspiracy fires?
Two weeks ago, another mysterious fire broke out at the market in Yousufain Dargah’s zanana gate where 16 shops were gutted. Families of the shopkeepers also alleged that it was a conspiracy to get them to move out of the place.
A few days ago more than 50 women, belonging to the families whose shops were burnt, demanded the Waqf board let them re-open their shops in the same place. In fact, some of the women alleged that their shops being burnt was not an accident, but an act of sabotage to get them to vacate their spaces.
(Reporting by Usama Hazari)