IED explodes damaging Ncell tower device in Chitwan

CHITWAN: An Ncell tower based at Bachhyauli in Ratnanagar Municipality-6 of Chitwan district was bombed on Monday night.

According to chief of Area Police Office, Ratnanagar, Deputy Superintendent of Police Basudev Khatiwada, a pressure cooker bomb exploded targeting the Ncell tower, damaging the device installed in it, around midnight on Monday. Although the explosion damaged the device, the tower was not affected, police added.

Police have suspected the involvement of cadres of Netra Bikram Chand-led Nepal Communist behind the bombing of the tower.

The NCell tower has been installed in a hired land belonging to local Shiva Narayan Chaudhary where there is no police post.