Meghalaya Govt. rules out CBI inquiry in alleged illegal mining and transportation of coal.


Stating that CBI cannot be called because any Tom, Dick, and Harry says CBI, Deputy Chief Minister, Prestone Tynsong on Friday ruled out any possibility of ordering an investigation by the central bureau of investigation (CBI) into the alleged illegal mining and transportation of coal in the state.

Tynsong reacted when asked if ordering a CBI probe will clear all doubts into the allegations, Tynsong said he sees even the BJP for anything, they want CBI but the fact is that due process has to be followed and it cannot be just because some Tom, Dick, and Harry say CBI.

“Just recently, the Supreme Court also said no CBI investigation for Agnes case, it is not required,” he told reporters.

If an investigation is being done at the government’s level, the deputy chief minister however said, “Regarding this, it keeps coming up and that is why we do have government machinery up to block level. Right from day one, any illegal activities, the government is here to make sure that it is totally stopped.”

He said time and again instruction has been given to the Deputy Commissioners and Superintendents of Police to ensure illegal mining and transportation of coal should not happen in the state.

Asked what kind of coal that is being allowed for transportation, Tynsong informed that as of now, transportation is allowed on the basis of a challan issued for the seized coal.

“The seized coal maybe 20,000 or 1 lakh metric tons, have to go to the court, which will then take over and give an order that such seized coal and unclaim coal needs to be disposed of, then the government will issue challan for transportation and movement of trucks,” he said. EOM