Maha: Revenue official`s jeep set afire

Last Updated: Friday, February 18, 2011 - 16:21

Gadchiroli: Unidentified miscreants set afire the government jeep allotted to a revenue official (tehsildar) of Maharashtra`s Gadchiroli district early on Friday, police said.

"The jeep, set afire around 2 am on Friday, was allotted to Mulchera tehsil`s officer Shrikant Patil. Locals said they only saw the vehicle burning after which they raised an alarm", sub-divisional police officer Hemraj Rajput said.

"But nobody saw who set the jeep on fire. Initial investigations show that the jeep was doused with petrol and then set afire.”

"We are investigating whether the burning of the jeep was an outcome of any professional animosity", he added.

Mulchera is around 80 km from the district headquarters of Gadchiroli.

IANS



First Published: Friday, February 18, 2011 - 16:21

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