Biplav group torches twenty-two telephone towers of Ncell, NTC

Biplav attack on Ncell towers

KATHMANDU, Aug 1: Cadres of Netra Bikram Chand (Biplav)-led Communist Party of Nepal has torched around two dozens of telephone towers of Ncell and Nepal Telecom in different parts of the country.

According to Police, 22 telephone towers of Ncell and one telephone tower of Nepal Telecom have been torched yesterday evening. Most of the telephone towers were found torched by burning jute sacks, said police.

“The Biplav-led group had torched and vandalized the telephone towers in various parts of the country,” said Spokesperson of Nepal Police, Deputy Inspector General, Bishworaj Pokharel.

“A person has been arrested in connection with his involvement in Arghakhanchi incident.”

Twenty-two Ncell towers of different places of Kapilvastu, Kailali, Jhapa, Dadeldhura, Doti, Dhading, Parbat, Nawalparasi (East), Panchthar, Banke, Baglung, Morang, Myagdi, Rupandehi, Lalitpur, Sindhupalchowk, Achham, Salyan and Makawanpur districts were torched and damaged.

Similarly, a telephone tower of Nepal Telecom at Paneni municipality-5 in Arghakhanchi district was set on fire, said police.

The Biplav group had also bombed about 15 offices Ncell in February 23, in which a retired Singapore police officer Sim Prasad Gurung, 49 was killed and Pratikshya Khaka, 26, and Urusha Manandhar, 25 were injured.

Meanwhile, a bomb disposal team of the Nepal Army defused a pressure cooker bomb in Lalitpur district on Wednesday night.

Biplav-led group had called strike (banda) in 21 different districts on Wednesday.