Maoists torch five mobile towers in Ganjam

Berhampur: Maoists set ablaze the battery rooms of at least five mobile towers in Sorada area of Ganjam district, police said.

While two mobile towers were attacked in Gajalabadi, three were attacked in Ashurabandh under Sorada police station limits on Friday night.

Separate groups of about 20 red rebels each attacked the mobile towers belonging to private cellular operators located in Maoist-hit Ganjam-Kandhamal-Gajapati border.

"No injuries or casualties reported during their raids," police said.

Police also found a hand written poster of the Maoists from Gajalabadi. The poster said the rebels had damaged the mobile towers in protest against the killing of Kishenj by security forces in West Bengal.

Senior police officers rushed to the spot to probe the incident.