Man arrested for breached Barak embankment that led to Silchar flooding
Sarma had asked the people to identify the voices in the video, subsequently, Khan was identified.
He was detained for interrogation and later arrested, a senior police officer said.
Efforts are on to identify the others involved in the incident, he said.
The district administration maintains that the embankment was breached by miscreants, while locals claim that it was already damaged since the floods in May and they have been urging the authorities to repair it.
As repeated appeals to repair it fell on deaf ears, some people of the area dug the embankment so that the water that entered their houses could recede into the river, locals said.
However, as levels of the Barak river rose, water started entering through the breached embankment on June 19.
Terming the flood ''man-made'', Sarma on Friday said that a case has been registered and the CID will investigate the matter.
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