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Rojalin Mishra

Cuttack: Unidentified miscreants have allegedly damaged cable wire of Ortel Communications in Banki area of Cuttack district.

As per a complaint lodged at Banki police station, authorities of Ortel Communications alleged that damage was done to cable wires in the area several times. On Wednesday, cable wires were damaged at more than hundred places in the town causing nearly Rs 50,000 loss to the company, they added.

The authorities further stated that a local cable service provider is behind the snapping of wire and has been trying to tarnish the image of Ortel Communications, the leading provider of cable TV and internet services in the State.

"Due to the business rivalry between Ortel and the other cable service provider, consumers are only suffering," said a local Nilamani Mohapatra.

"Some unidentified miscreants are snapping the cable wire because of which customers are facing difficulties. We are also bearing huge loss due to this illegal act," said Banki Ortel in-charge, Satyajit Patnaik.

Meanwhile, comments from Banki police officials on this matter could not be obtained despite repeated attempts.

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