Bhubaneswar, Jan 1 :
Maoists on Tuesday night torched the battery room and other equipment at a mobile phone tower in Koraput district, police said today.
A group of rebels set ablaze the battery room, and other equipment at the cell phone tower at Kalia Atala village near Boipariguda, Inspector-in-Charge A.K. Mohapatra told IANS.
The tower – located on the outskirts of the village – belongs to Bharti Airtel Ltd., Mohapatra said.
The rebels had torched its battery room and equipment in a similar way in 2009 and 2011.
Koraput district is considered a Maoist stronghold.
(With inputs from IANS)