Paristhithi Samrakshana Samithi, an environmentalists' group, has strongly condemned the destruction of plants at the VMK botanical garden near Koduvally. Many plants in the garden were burnt down by unidentified miscreants. The eco-group, at a meeting presided over by its president T.V. Rajan, urged the police to arrest those behind the incident and appealed to local people to remain vigilant. — Special Correspondent

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