Unidentified groups torch more than 30 Ncell towers across the countryPolice suspect Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal behind the arson
More than 30 Ncell base towers were torched and vandalised in several districts on Wednesday night. Police suspect the Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal behind these attacks.
The attackers torched and vandalised Ncell towers in remote areas where police presence is minimum.
Thousands of Ncell users have been affected due to service obstruction following the attacks.
The banned Chand outfit torched 13 towers in Kailali, Dadeldhura, Achham, Doti, Bajhang and Baitadi districts of Sudurpaschim Province.
“We have mobilised security personnel after the attacks. The groups torched towers in areas where we have little access,” said Deputy Inspector General of Police Tarani Lamsal at the Provincial Police Office.
In Gandaki Province, unidentified groups torched and vandalised seven Ncell towers in Kaski, Gorkha, Nawalparasi (East), Myagdi, Tanahun, Baglung and Beni districts. Five of the towers have been damaged beyond repair, police said.
In Dhading, three Ncell towers were set on fire at Jibanpur, Kumpurdanda and Jurethum, the Post’s local correspondent reported.
An Ncell tower was also torched in Okhre, Bhojpur, on Wednesday night.
The attackers also vandalised five solar panels belonging to the telecommunication company.
The Ncell towers were also torched in Rupandehi, Kapilvastu, Palpa, Salyan, Nuwakot, Sindhupalchok, Morang and Jhapa districts.
In Panini Rural Municipality, Arghakhanchi, an unidentified group torched the telephone tower belonging to Nepal Telecom.
(With inputs from our local correspondents)
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