Silchar Flood: A manmade disaster? State Police to start investigation

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Sarma said that he was received video clippings showing that a group of people have damaged the Bethukandi embankment
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Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

Guwahati: Assam police to investigate into the case of Bethukandi embankment damage by unknown miscreants in Cachar district resulting into the unprecedented flood in Silchar town.

The state police have taken up the case after Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday said the unprecedented flooding of Silchar town was a man-made disaster.

Sarma said that he was received video clippings showing that a group of people have damaged the Bethukandi embankment which led to the trouble this time.

He said, “The state government is going to take exemplary action upon those who were involved in this manmade disaster.  The embankment was damaged and that’s why the water could easily breach and enter to Silchar town.”

Sarma on Sunday made his second visit to the flood hit Silchar town where flood waters continue to disrupt normal life. Scarcity of drinking water has turned out to be a major challenge for state government too.

“If people are so notorious then we have to post policemen at the embankment,” he said adding that if any lapses were found on part of government officials, then also strict actions would be taken.

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