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Smart Cell and Ncell towers torched across the country

Avatar eAdarsha.com Reporter
Jan 27, 2020

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Gulmi, Jan 27: An unidentified group of people on Sunday night torched a tower of Smart Cell, a mobile network service provider of Nepal at Dhurkot Rajsthal of Dhurkot rural municipality-6 in the district, halting the service. Acting on reporting by the local people right after the incident, a team led by assistant sub inspector Lokman Tamrakar reached the incident site and launched investigations.

Similarly unidentified groups have set fire the Ncell towers in various districts such as Chitwan, Sindhuli and Palpa on Sunday night. The tower of the private telecommunications company installed at Khairahani Municipality-2 was torched, incurring damages to the generator and the transformer, according to the District Police Office, Chitwan.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Ek Narayan Koirala shared that fire was doused in support of the locals, security officials and the fire brigade. DSP Koirala said the investigation into the case was underway. Meanwhile, an unidentified group set ablaze another Ncell tower at Marin Rural Municipality-7 in Sindhuli on Sunday night. DSP Shyam Bahadur Khatri at District Police Office, Sindhuli said that police was searching for the culprits whilst forwarding necessary probe into the case.

Similarly, DSP Basanta Pathak at the District Police, Ramechhap informed that an arson attack on the Ncell tower situated at Gumsi of Doramba Rural Municipality-7 in Ramechhap was reported. The fire has damaged to the cables in the tower. Likewise, similar arson attack incident was reported at Baganashdanda of Baganashkali Rural Municipality-9 in Palpa district. The unidentified group had set fire to the Ncell tower Sunday evening rendering complete damages to the tower, according to the District Police Office chief, Dipendra GC. Investigation into the case was underway, police said. —