Bhubaneswar, Jan 1 IANS | 12 months ago

Maoists Tuesday night torched the battery room and other equipment at a mobile phone tower in Odisha's Koraput district, police said Wednesday.


A group of rebels set ablaze the battery room, and other equipment at the cell phone tower near Kalia Atala village, over 600 km from here, Inspector-in-Charge A.K. Mohapatra told IANS.

The tower - located on the outskirts of the village - belongs to Bharti Airtel Ltd., Mohapatra said.

The rebels had torched its battery room and equipment in a similar way in 2009 and 2011.

Koraput district is considered a Maoist stronghold.

(Posted on 01-01-2014)