Meghalaya: Materials, vehicles used for illegal coal mining seized in East Jaintia Hills



A joint team of Executive Magistrates and Police of East Jaintia Hills District of Meghalaya on Wednesday seized three vehicles and equipment which are suspected to be used for mining.

The team conducted several raids in suspected illegal coal mining areas under Umpleng and Sakhain village.

A criminal case under Khliehriat Police Station vide Case no. 10(02)2021 U/S 120B/379/34 IPC R/W 21 MMDR Act has been registered and investigation is in progress.

According to reliable sources, illegal coal mining is still going on in the area.

At least six labourers were killed after an accident occurred in an illegal coal mine near Rymbai in East Jaintia Hills (EJH) district of Meghalaya on January 21.

(Edited by Laxmi Chyrmang)