BSNL deactivates mobile tower in Gwalior on SC order

Gwalior: Following a Supreme Court order, state-owned telecom major BSNL has deactivated its mobile tower in the Dal Bazar area here.

"We have already deactivated the tower in compliance with the apex court's order of March 30," Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited's Gwalior region general manager M S Dhakad told PTI.

The bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and Navin Sinha had directed BSNL to deactivate the tower in seven days.

The Supreme Court's direction came on a petition filed by Harish Chand Tiwari (42) who alleged that he contracted cancer because of electromagnetic radiation from the tower.

Tiwari, who works as a domestic help in a house in Dal Bazar area, contended that the tower was illegally installed on the rooftop of neighbouring house in 2002.