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Maoists set on fire cell-phone tower equipment in Vizag dist

Maoists set on fire some equipment and cable of a cell-phone tower of BSNL at Dumbriguda under Araku Police Circle limits in the district, hampering its services, police said today.

india Updated: Jul 13, 2010 21:20 IST

Maoists set on fire some equipment and cable of a cell-phone tower of BSNL at Dumbriguda under Araku Police Circle limits in the district, hampering its services, police said today.

A group of five extremists burnt the equipment of the cell-phone tower late last night as part of a bandh call given by CPI-Maoists in protest against the recent killing of their top leader Azad in a police encounter, they said.

A search has been launched to nab the ultras who fled the scene soon after the incident and efforts were on to repair the mobile phone services which have been disrupted, Visakhapatnam(Rural) District Superintendent of Police Vineet Brijlal told PTI.

He said a high alert has already been sounded in the Andhra-Orissa Border(AOB) and security was tightened and patrolling intensified in Maoist affected areas.