A man in Chhattisgarh has drained 41 lakh litres of water out from the reservoir to take out one of the most expensive phones, Samsung Galaxy S23 that fell inside the dam…..!! The 32-year-old food inspector Rajesh Vishwas posted in the Pakhanjore area of Kanker district in Chhattisgarh. Vishwas was trying to take a selfie with his Galaxy S23 when was out on a picnic with his friends at the Paralkot reservoir which is next to Paralkot Dam.
The phone accidentally dropped in the reservoir. Then he went to the Irrigation Department for help to get his phone out immediately after the incident. He hired two diesel pumps that cost Rs 7,500 each to drain water out from the reservoir. It was initially reported that around 21 lakh litres of water was pumped out but a detailed investigation revealed that it was actually around 41 lakh litres. “I employed a pump after local divers could not find the phone till Tuesday and told me that the water level needed to be reduced by a few feet for the same,” Vishwas was quoted as saying by The Hindu.
The department of Chhattisgarh asked to pay Rs 43,092 for the water along with a fine of Rs 10,000 to Vishwas. He has been given 10 days to pay back the total amount of Rs 53,092. The sub-divisional officer (SDO) of the water resources department, RC Dhivar was also sent a show-cause notice. Who has believed to have given permission to drain the water. Dhivar has been ordered to file a reply on why he did not seek permission from senior officials. Also, questioned why the money to recover the drained water shouldn’t be deducted from his salary.