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5 cars in DC's office garage gutted during agitation

Press Trust of India  |  Aizawl 

Five vehicles parked in the garage of Champhai district Deputy Commissioner's office were gutted as the garage was set on fire during an agitation by a student's organisation today, officials said.

The arson occurred when activists of agitating Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP) or Mizo Students Federation tried to storm the deputy commissioner's office, Champhai Sadar SDO Pachhunga told PTI.

The persons responsible for the arson were yet to be identified.

Several persons were injured when the police tried to disperse the agitators from near the DC's office, he said.

MZP launched an agitation from Tuesday demanding posting of more doctors in Champhai District Hospital.

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First Published: Thu, April 20 2017. 18:02 IST