2 Maoist leaders held for Ncell tower arson in Myagdi

MYAGDI: Two Maoist leaders of Myagdi district were arrested for their alleged involvement in an arson attack on an Ncell tower in Beni Municipality of the district.

Lalu Kisan aka Akash and Padam Pun aka Filter, associated with the Netra Bikram Chand-led CPN Maoist party, were arrested from the district headquarters this morning.

Earlier, a tower belonging to the nation's top telecommunication company from the private sector was set on fire in Bancharedil of Beni Municipality-4.

Police have claimed that the Chand-led party carried out the arson attack on Saturday evening.

A generator was destroyed in the incident.

Earlier, another Maoist leader Gopal Sharma was also briefly detained for investigation into the case on Sunday.

The Maoist party had simultaneously carried out the arson attack on various Ncell towers across the nation on Saturday.