In one of my first missives, I reported the destruction in an explosion/fire of the most popular curry-house in Caithness, the Taj Mahal in Castletown. The Bengali owners were in the process of opening a new restaurant at the old chippie in Halkirk, and I see that this has now taken place.
In dark skulduggerous deeds, it appears that the original fire may have been a 21st Century version of the ice-cream wars in 1980s Glasgow. License-owner of another take-away in Caithness, Gulzar Miah, is reported to have been arrested in connexion with the fire. In the comments boxes, Ali – who appears to be a former employee of this second business – has made specific allegations against the owners. On reflection, I have removed the most incendiary remarks but am willing to link to any confirmed information which is in the public domain.