Massive fire breaks out at Old Hanfia Jamia Masjid Drass CEC, DC, SSP assessed the fire damage

By Reach Ladakh Correspondent DRASS, Nov 18, 2022
Officials assessing the condition of Old Hanfia Jamia Masjid damaged due to a fire incident.

Chairman and Chief Executive Councilor, LAHDC, Kargil Feroz Ahmed Khan visited Drass on November 17 and assessed the condition of Old Hanfia Jamia Masjid damaged due to a fire incident on Wednesday.

Executive Councilor, Works, Mubarak Shah Naqvi; Deputy Commissioner/ CEO, LAHDC, Kargil, Santosh Sukhadeve; SSP Kargil,  Anayat Ali Chowdhury;  Executive Engineer,  PDD, Altaf Hussain, and concerned officers accompanied the CEC during the visit.

The CEC visited the mosque and took a detailed assessment of the damage. It was informed that the top two floors of the three-story mosque have been completely damaged including the dome of the mosque.

Informing about four major fire incidents in the past two years, locals requested a Fire service station in the sub-division.

Later, the CEC along with the dignitaries held a meeting with the management committee of the Mosque at Dak Bungalow Drass.

Regarding the temporary roof topping off the second storey of the mosque, the CEC assured of every possible help from LAHDC and District Administration Kargil so as to protect the remaining structure from heavy accumulation.

For financial assistance for the construction of the whole mosque, Khan assured that possibilities will be explored in near future.

About the allotment of a fire tender in Drass, the CEC agreed to station it there on the condition that the land is provided and promised that the vehicle shed will be constructed by the concerned government executing agency as well.

He further asked the Management Committee to take care of the fire tender until the shed is completed. 

CEC said that the people of Kargil, LAHDC, and District Administration Kargil are in solidarity with the people of Drass in this tough time.

During the meeting, SSP Kargil Anayat Ali Chowdhury advised the Management Committee to circulate their authentic bank details on various media platforms so that miscreants don't take advantage of this situation.