Your browser is not supported for the Live Clock Timer, please visit the Support Center for support.

S.M.Street fire, a sabotage?

The investigation is going on in the fire accident that gutted more than a dozen shops at Sweet Meat Street (S.M.Street) in Kozhiokode on Wednesday night.

The fire started from Beauty Stores,rented out by T.Nasirudeen,Kerala Vyapari Vyavasayi Ekopanasamithi state president,as per the version of eyewitnesses.

Kozhikode town police,the fire force and the forensic officials are coordinating the inquiry.

As per the first information received from the Kerala State Electricity Board Authorities, it was not a short circuit.

Another mysterious element is the time of the incident.The fire broke out around 10 pm.Normally ,many shops in S.M.Street are stay opened at that time and a huge  smoke and fire can be easily  noticed by neighboring merchants before that spread in such a severe manner to neighbouring shops.

smstreet3

The statement of a top merchant leader on the incident also arises some doubts,say merchant sources.

Earlier times also there were major fires in the S.M.Street, and later revealed those were part of some sabotages.

After one of the major fire happened before,a merchant leader had allegedly amassed a huge fund from an NRI business man,for the revival of those ruined shops .But,most of the  eligible small scale merchants didn’t get any portion of that huge fund or received a name sake support .

smstreet2

The leader was also facing many charges  including corruption.

Some merchants in the S.M.Street share their anxiety on similar possibilities.However,these merchants want to say this by keeping their identity; anonymous.

Town Circle Inspector T.P.Ashraf is leading the investigation.Merchants and local people will be interrogated on this incident.

Most of the shops in S.M.Street are  being run by small scale merchants who run as partnership business. Many of them had been shop-keepers for longtime with big shops.

For many these shops are their lively-hood.

 

fire

S.M.Street :unsafe ?

According to the highly placed sources in the Fire and Rescue Department S.M.Street shops are still unsafe.Majority  shops do not maintain any safety measures during an emergency.

The fire force had made them aware of the emergency measures to be taken by the buildings and shops,especially during a fire like emergency.

Majority of the shops do not maintain a fire- extinguisher. This is a first safety lapse on the part of business people,say the fire force sources.

The age old building structure and narrow pathways and the establishment of shops too far away from road access also cause worry in the case of safety mechanism.

smfire2

On the incident night ,the fire force personnel had a tough time to reach there and curb the fire.

The Fire Force people couldn’t reach the place of origin on the day of the fire.Somehow,they managed to reach that spot only on Thursday .

By then all the possible evidence of a sabotage could have been destroyed as ashes.

Still there is some forensic and chemical tests which may reveal some decisive proof .

Where is the pond?

Some senior merchants say  there was a pond in the present Koyenco Complex in the S.M.Street.It was an age old one built during the reign of the Zamorins.

Now, it is huge buildings in that spot.

If the pond was there, it could have helped the fire force people to get their water tank  filled, immediately to control the fire.

 

More News from Cnm stories

“Onnam Sakshi to create a history in Malayalam movie world.”-Vinod Manassery.

Neha Krishna appears in heroine’s role in the much-awaited family entertainer Onnam Sakshi,directed by Vinod Manassery. A real-life story,penned by late Gopi Manassery will reach major theatres in Kerala on May 24. New face Praveen is the hero of the movie. Misfar appears in semi-hero role. Anjana Shibu,and Abhijas are the promising child artists in […]

Onnam Sakshi,lyrics with a nostalgic beat

Title song of Onnam Sakshi is nostalgic in  variety form.The visuals stand apart thanks to  cinematography . Song scenes are mostly  panoramic,enriched with engaging rural landscape. It got wide attention on social media. Young and old alike received the semi -classic  type song with great enthusiasm. Sivadas Warrier directs the music for Onnamsakshi. Mullappally Narayanam Namboothiri’s […]

Onnamsakshi;Movie campaign with a difference

Onnam Sakshi is a family suspense thriller,by debutant movie-maker ,Vinod Manassery. The team behind the movie is working hard to make it something innovative in presentation. Usually,film releases do not go beyond usual cyber campaign and poster war. But,in the case of this movie,a roadshow also has been organized to share the message of the […]

Recent News

Education

Delhi Academy of Medical Sciences offers scholarship

July 23, 2019

With the aim to honor and nurture the talent from all over India, Delhi Academy of Medical Sciences (DAMS) has announced scholarship for doctors who want to take admission in PG medical preparation courses. The scholarship program will provide the financial aid to selected students for encouraging them. The scholarship test will be held on 3rd September 2019 […]

No change in CU exams

Calicut University will conduct it’s scheduled examinations today without any change,said the university’s official press release. It is announced in the wake of holiday declaration for all educational institutions in  Kozhikode district,today.

July 22, 2019

Kerala to become digital state in education says min C Raveendranath

Kerala Education Minister Prof.C.Raveendranath has said Kerala will soon become a  digital state in education.He was inaugurating the new building at Kunduparamb Higher secondary School in Kozhikode,today. Currently,classes from eighth standard to 12th in Kerala have already turned, digital. In second phase,standard one to seventh will turn digital, within three months. School laboratories  also will […]

July 18, 2019

More News