The local committee office of the Indian Union Muslim League at Meppayur was set ablaze by miscreants around 2.30 a.m. on Wednesday. The office was destroyed in the fire. Vadakara SP Neeraj Kumar Gupta said the police had been deployed in troubled spots. The situation was under control, he said. The IUML had called for a dawn-to-dusk hartal at Meppayur on Wednesday. In another incident, a building under construction close to the C.H. Soudam IUML office at Kezhppayur, 4 km from Meppayur, came under attack on Tuesday night. Crude bombs were thrown at the building damaging the structure. The police said the target of the attack was on the IUML office.

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