CID to probe illegal coal trade in Assam
State Transport Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary told during Assam Assembly that the Assam Government wil order CID to probe into the illegal coal trade in the state.
Even as the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has banned coal mining in the northeast region, there is a surge in the number of trucks carrying coal from Meghalaya to Beltola.
At present previously mined coal is being transported but most of the trucks flout all the norms.
The Ri Bhoi district administration and police are facing a tough time curbing illegal transportation of coal out of the state following a Supreme Court order last year.
The Ri Bhoi district police have detected 488 coal-laden trucks flouting rules since the apex court extended the transportation deadline for four months last November, a Meghalaya based regional media reported.