IMPHAL, April 9: A Base Transciever System (BTS) tower of the Airtel mobile service provider located at the northern side of the Langol game village has been set ablaze by some unknown miscreants last night at around 8 pm.
During the arson all the PIU equipment has been burnt completely beyond redemption.
According to Ningthoujam Rabi, 30, s/o N. Rupachandra of Langol game village, care taker of the tower, some unknown youths came to the place last night and burnt the equipments of the towers without any warning.
However he aded that another BTS tower of Aircel adjacent to the burnt BTS tower of Airtel was left unscathed by the miscreants.
In the meantime, the All Manipur Airtel workers`™ Union, has decided to switch off all BTS towers in the state from tomorrow following stern threat from an organization which will breakdown al1 mobile services of Airtel.
The decision of the union to switch off all BTS towers of the service provider will lead to the closure of all Airtel network in the state till a amiable solution is brought.