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Meghalaya Police Raid Suspected Illegal Coal Mines

  by NEWSNER , 2021-02-04 11:40:21

Meghalaya Police Raid Suspected Illegal Coal Mines

Meghalaya Police alongside few magistrates led a few raids in presumed illicit coal mining regions at Umpleng and Sakhaiñ town in East Jaiñtia Hills locale on Wednesday. 


IK Iangrai, assistant inspector general of police (A) educated that a joint assessment group which contained executive magistrates and police of East Jaintia Hills locale led the assaults. 


Iangrai educated that the raids were led in presumed unlawful coal mining regions under Umpleng and Sakhaiñ towns. 


The group held onto equipment, suspected to have been used for mining purposes, and three vehicles suspected to have utilized for shipping coal, the top police official said. 


Case Registered:


A criminal case has been enlisted at the Khliehriat police headquarters, vide case no. 10(02)2021 under areas 120B/379/34 IPC R/W 21 of the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act. 


Examination of the case is in advancement, the police official educated. 





Participation of NGT:


The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday requested that the Meghalaya government make a severe move against the people, including the proprietors of the mines, liable for the coal mineshaft related mishaps that have occurred in the state. 


The NGT board likewise requested that the Meghalaya government make a move against the proprietor of a mine in East Jaintia Hills where six workers from Assam passed on when they were in the mine. 


During the gathering of the NGT advisory group led by the director, Justice BD Agarwal at Sylvan House, the office of the PCCF Lower Lachumiere in Shillong on Tuesday, the issue identified with coal mineshaft setbacks was examined.


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