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Four arrested for causing 'man-made' floods in Assam

Tuesday, July 5, 2022 • Telugu Comments
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The ongoing Assam floods have been described as man-made by Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. Last month, a youngster named Kabul Khan was arrested for the same. On Monday, three more were arrested in connection with the alleged conspiracy: Mithu Hussain Laskar, Nazir Hussian Laskar, and Ripon Khan are their names.

The alleged sabotage was planned by the individuals with the motive of causing devastating floods in Assam, the police suspect. The accused breached the Bethukandi dyke in Silchar in an act of sabotage, the police have said.

The breach has led to hundreds of deaths, besides causing the displacement of over a lakh. "Only 10% of land in Silchar town has been spared in this flood," a report says.

A CID probe has been launched by the state government.

If it is proven that the floods were indeed man-made, the Indian state will have to adopt newer de-radicalisation programs all over India. Already, some voices are describing the alleged sabotage as a war on the Indian state by religious fanatics.

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