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Man burns files in village office over 'improper' land survey

Press Trust of India  |  Kochi 

A 70-year-old man today caused a when he allegedly set ablaze some files in a village office in the district, as he was upset over the manner in which the survey of his land was done by revenue officials, police said.

was arrested soon after he committed the alleged crime at Amballoor village office, they said.

According to police, he reached the office at around 9.40 AM andpoured petrol on the files placed on a desk and set them afire even as employees present there raised an alarm.

However, no one was injured in the incident, police said adding Ravi, who fled the scene, was later arrested.

The employees immediately swung into action and doused the fire, averting any major damage.

Police said Ravi, staying near the village office, was allegedly fed up with the manner in which re-survey of his land was carried out by the revenue officials.

He informed the police that he had been frequenting the village office and other offices of the revenue department seeking re-survey of his land.

Finally, the officials turned up to carry out the re-survey recently, but did not do it properly, he alleged.

has been charged under non-bailable offence for destruction of public property, police added.

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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 16:30 IST