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Mobile Tower Care Taker Shot

IMPHAL, Mar 28: One BTS tower care-taker of private cell phone service provider Vodafone was shot and injured by an unidentified person.

A police source informed that Laishram Basanta s/o Rabi who is working as care-taker of a Vodafone BTS tower installed within his residential compound at Kongba Laishram Leikai in Imphal East district was switching off a generator set when an unidentified person approached him and opened fire at about 9 pm yesterday.

A bullet which hit Basanta’s right thigh exited through. He is currently undergoing treatment at JNIMS.

“I was in the AC room when the unidentified person opened fire towards me. I did not see his face. I saw only his face through the darkness”, injured Basanta told media persons.

He further maintained that there was not any case of monetary demand or threat from any UG group.

Meanwhile, in protest against the assault on Basanta, a protest demonstration was staged today at Kongba Laishram Leikai Youth Club.

One local Meira Paibi leader has also appealed to all concerned to explain the assault on Basanta by March 30 if any UG group is behind it.

A number of private mobile service providers have come under threats and extortion notices from some armed miscreants in the recent past, forcing them to shut shop as well as inconveniencing the subscribers no end.

(Courtesy: The Sangai Express)

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