Poonch, Feb 23: Miscreants overnight damaged three shops and two vehicles at Mendhar town of Poonch district following which authorities ordered restrictions under section 144 CrpC, banning assembly of four than five persons in the town.
Official sources told GNS that of the one shops and one vehicle were fully damaged while others were partially damaged.
SDPO Mendhar Neeraj Paddar, SHO Anayat Ahmad among other officers rushed to spot soon after getting the news and called up fire fighters who doused off the flames and restricted the damage.
SDPO Medhar Neeraj Padder told GNS that some miscreants set the shops and vehicles on fire and investigations have been launched in this regard.
“We have registered an FIR and those behind it will be soon brought to book,” the officer added.
Officials have also imposed restrictions under section 144 of CrPC to prevent assembly of five persons at a time in the town.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner, SSP and senior army officers also visited the market and interacted with the people urging them to maintain peace and communal harmony in the area