Khulna: Unidentified miscreants allegedly set fire to the courtroom of Paikgachha Senior Judicial Mag-istrate in Khulna on Wednesday, damaging furniture, including docks and chairs.
However, the extent of damages caused by the flame could not be ascertained immediately.
It was assumed that the arson was committed through the broken windows of the room.
It was learnt that Muslim devotees spotted a fire inside the courtroom on their way home from a mosque after Fajr prayers.
On information, Khulna Deputy Commissioner Khandaker Yasir Arefin, Judicial Magistrate Anwarul Islam, Superintendent of Police (SP) Saidur Rahman, Upazila Nirbahi Officer Muhammad Al Amin, Assistant Superintendent of Police Saiful Islam and members of different intelligence agencies visited the spot and collected evidences.
Additional law enforcers were deployed on the court premises.
SP Saidur Rahman said arson might have been carried out to create chaos.
Necessary legal steps will be taken after proper investigation in this regard, he added.