Shillong, June 14: In another case of arson, an office of the Ri Bhoi District Sericulture Department was set afire at Nongpoh.
According to police, the incident took place at around 2 am where miscreants burnt down the office at Mawdiangum.
Important documents and materials related to rearing of silkworm, worth lakhs of rupees were destroyed by fire.
A complaint has been lodged by the district sericulture officer with police and a case was registered in this regard. Police are investigating into the matter.
Several activists of the Khasi Students Union (KSU) were arrested for their alleged involvement in arson incidents.
It may be mentioned that arson cases including petrol bomb attacks are on the rise, with miscreants targeting mainly government offices, vehicles and other properties.