Biplav Maoists attack 23 telephone towers across country

Kathmandu, August 1

The Netra Bikram Chand (Biplav)-led Maoist group has torched 23 telephone towers of Ncell and Nepal telecom in different districts of the country on Wednesday and Thursday.

According to Nepal Police Headquarters, 22 telephone towers of Ncell and one of Nepal Telecom have been torched.

As per the details from Wednesday evening to 11:00 am today, most of the telephone towers were found torched by burning jute sacks, say police.

Spokesperson for Nepal Police, DIG Bishwa Raj Pokharel says that the group torched and vandalised the telephone towers and a person has been arrested on the charge of his involvement in Arghakhanchi incident.

The Ncell towers of different places of Kapilvastu, Kailali, Jhapa, Dadeldhura, Doti, Dhading, Parbat, Nawalparasi (East), Panchthar, Banke, Baglung, Morang, Myagdi, Rupandehi, Lalitpur, Sindhupalchok, Achham, Salyan and Makawanpur districts were torched and damaged. Similarly, a telephone tower of Nepal Telecom at Panini municipality-5 in Arghakhanchi district was set on fire, say police.


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