Unknown miscreants have set ablaze two government offices in separate incidents in Imphal East district of Manipur but the motive behind the arson was not yet known, official sources said on Wednesday.
Sources said unidentified persons set ablaze the office of Sub-Divisional Officer (SDO) at Sawombung area, about 25 km north-east of here, early on Tuesday, 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 Imphal, on Tuesday 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.