Incident Reports

Biplav-led CPN cadres torch Ncell tower in Dhangadhi: Police


Cadres of Netra Bikram Chand (Biplav)-led Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) set ablaze Ncell tower in Dhangadhi Sub-Metropolitan City on Wednesday night, according to police.

Deputy Superintendent of Police(DSP) Daksha Basnet at Kailali District Police office (DPO) said that the perpetrators set fire to the Jali-based Ncell tower at 12:15 am today. He said they had cut the lock to enter the tower.

Although no pamphlets or posters were found at the site, police suspected the involvement of CPN cadres behind the attack.

A view of wires and devices of Ncell tower damaged in an arson attack allegedly carried out by cadres of Netra Bikram chand (Biplav)-led Communist Party of Nepal, at Jali. in Dhangadi Sub-Metropolitan City-3 of Kailali district, on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. 

It has been reported that the fire completely damaged the batteries in the tower. Police prevented further damage to the tower as they reached the site soon after getting information about the attack.

Meanwhile, investigation into the case is underway.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Arson
Weapons Fire
Primary Cause Other political issues
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations CPN (Chand) and affiliated org
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Private company
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media