A authorities official in India has been suspended after he ordered a reservoir to be drained to retrieve his telephone.
It took three days to pump thousands and thousands of litres of water out of the dam, after Rajesh Vishwas dropped the gadget whereas taking a selfie.
By the point it was discovered, the telephone was too water-logged to work.
Mr Vishwas claimed it contained delicate authorities knowledge and wanted retrieving, however he has been accused of misusing his place.
The meals inspector dropped his Samsung telephone, price about $1,200 (100,000 rupees), into Kherkatta Dam, within the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh, on Sunday.
After native divers failed to search out it, he paid for a diesel pump to be introduced in, Mr Vishwas stated in a video assertion quoted in Indian media.
He stated he had verbal permission from an official to empty “some water into a close-by canal”, including that the official stated it “would the truth is profit the farmers who would have extra water”.
The pump ran for a number of days, emptying out roughly two million litres (440,000 gallons) of water – reportedly sufficient to irrigate 6 sq km (600 hectares) of farmland.
His mission was stopped when one other official, from the water useful resource division, arrived following a criticism.
“He has been suspended till an inquiry. Water is a vital useful resource and it can’t be wasted like this,” Priyanka Shukla, a Kanker district official, informed The Nationwide newspaper.
Mr Vishwas has denied misusing his place, and stated that the water he drained was from the overflow part of the dam and “not in usable situation”.
However his actions have drawn criticism from politicians, with the state’s opposition BJP get together’s nationwide vice-president tweeting: “When persons are relying upon tankers for water facility in in scorching summers, the officer has drained 41 lakh litres which might have been used for irrigation function for 1,500 acres of land.”