Kathmandu, August 2: Netra Bikram Chand (Biplav)-led group has torched around two dozens of telephone towers of Ncell and Nepal telecom at different districts of the country. According to the Nepal Police Headquarters, 22 telephone towers of Ncell and one telephone tower of Nepal Telecom have been torched.
Most of the telephone towers were found torched by burning jute sacks, said police. Spokesperson of Nepal Police, Deputy Inspector General, Bishworaj Pokharel said that Biplav-led group had torched and vandalized the telephone towers and a person has been arrested on the charge of 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. 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, July 31.