Police protection to families during visit to EJH mine
Shillong, June 8: The relatives of two miners from Assam trapped in a mine in East Jaintia Hills will visit the site on June 10.
Sources said that the relatives have expressed apprehension to visit the site due to the fear of attack by coal mafia.
An official source said that though there will not be any threat to the families, the East Jaintia Hills district administration has assured police protection to them during the visit.
According to the source, the deputy commissioner will take up the safety issue of the miners’ families with the police.
The Silchar residents, Fakrul Islam, Yeahya Hussain and Nasim Uddin, who are the relatives of trapped miner Anwar Hussain and Sahidul Islam and Rofik Ahmed, who are the relatives of another trapped miner, Abdul Sukkur will be visiting the site .