LAHORE – While the government in neighbouring India is adopting new methods to conserve water amid the fear of a water crisis, a government employee drained out two million liters of water from a dam to find his phone.
The bizarre incident was reported in Chhattisgarh, Eastern Indian state, where the selfie craze proved costly to the man who was shown the door after it was revealed that water was drained from a local dam continuously for nearly three days.
Indian media reported the incident occurred on May 21 when a man identified as Rajesh Vishwas, a food inspector who was posted at Pakhanjur town, lost his Samsung S23 mobile, a high-end smartphone, in the dam.
To get his mobile phone which worth nearly INR 0.1 million the man abused his authority to drain thousands of gallons of water.
Top officials took notice of the matter and suspended Rajesh. It was a double whammy for the Indian man who faced suspension while his phone was also water-logged.
To defend his move, the man claimed that sensitive government data was in his mobile phone which forced him to go at length.
It was learned that he first got help from local divers who failed to recover the mobile phone, and then paid for a diesel pump to drain water.
Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 26, 2024 (Monday).
In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.
Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.
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