East Jaintia Hills administration bans illegal coal mining

Shillong, Oct 10: To prevent illegal mining of coal, illegal transportation and dumping of coal and incompliance with the directions issued by the National Green Tribunal, the District Magistrate, East Jaintia Hills District has promulgated an order under Section 144 CrPC prohibiting rat hole coal mining in all areas within East Jaintia Hills district and transportation of coal without valid challan or documents or permisson/license issued by competent authority to and from the district.

“Violation of above order shall attract penal actions under section 188 IPC apart from the other prevalent relevant laws.This order comes into force with immediate effect and until further orders”, the order said.


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