Arson attack on Chitwan Ncell tower

CHITWAN: An unidentified group reportedly set a tower of Ncell, Nepal's top private telecommunication service provider, on fire at Shantichok in Bharatpur Sub-Metropolitan City-6 of Chitwan district, on Sunday night.

According to District Police office, Chitwan, two motorcycle-borne persons had approached the tower at about 11:30 pm. Then the duo sprinkled kerosene on a jute sack and ignited fire at the tower with it before they fled the scene.

The tower's AC CT box and power supply equipment have been damaged partly. However, the fire was contained immediately, said SP Basanta Bahadur Kunwar.

Nobody has claimed the responsibility for the arson attack.

However, police have suspected involvement of members of Netra Bikram Chand-led CPN Maoist party behind the arson attack.

Police are searching for the culprits.