Miscreants set ablaze Manipur govt offices

Sources said unidentified persons set ablaze the office of Sub-Divisional Officer (SDO) at Sawombung area, about 25 km north-east of here, early yesterday, destroying a portion of the building and some official files.

Fire service personnel took more than half-an-hour to control the fire, sources said.
In another incident, miscreants torched the office of fisheries department at Jiribam, about 222 km west of here, yesterday damaging some government files and a part of the office building, sources said.

Sources said the miscreants removed three ceiling fans before torching the office. The motive behind the crime in both incidents was not yet known.

The police suspected that the intention to destroy official files by some persons appeared to be the cause of the fire in both incidents.

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