Maoists destroy two cellphone towers in Orissa

April 4th, 2009 - 7:13 pm ICT by ANI  

Malkangiri (Orissa), Apr 4 (ANI): Maoists have bombed two signal towers of a mobile phone service provider in Orissa’s Malkangiri District, police said on Saturday.

The incident took place yesterday when Maoists blew up the Kangrukunda and MPV-22 under Kalimela police station located about 30 kilometres from here.

The police officials claimed that they were aware of the attack even before any formal complaints about the incident were registered.

According to the police, the Maoists also destroyed huge quantities of cables kept near the structure as they are against spread of telephone network in the region.

The Maoists believe that telephones, including mobile phones help the police informers in spying on the activities of the ultras and facilitates sharing of information with the police (ANI)

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