Aizawl:  A powerful explosion took place near the residence of the Mizoram Parliamentary Secretary for Home in Mission Veng locality here early this morning but there was no report of any casualty, police said.

The explosion, suspected to be caused by gelatin, damaged the main gate  and brick fencing of Lt Col (Retd) Z S Zuala’s residence besides damaging the building of his neighbour,police said.

The walls and windows of the neighbouring building were damaged, but no one was killed or injured in the explosion,they said.

Though no arrest has been made, Superintendent of Police of Aizawl C Laldina did not rule out the involvement of the Manipur-based Hmar People’s Convention – Democrats militants.

Forensic experts examined the scene of the crime.

Mizoram Home Minister R Lalzirliana and other top officials also visited the place of the incident.

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