Although, the state Government repeatedly denied any illegal mining and illegal transportation of coal in the state, the pictures reveal a different story.
Here, we have received some pictures which are alleged of illegal mining and transportation of coal in East Jaintia Hills.
The picture of alleged illegal mining of coal is taken today at Moolang and Musniang area, under Lad Rymbai outpost, East Jaintia Hills District, says a different tale.
Expecting a proper investigation and a fruitful result, all these pictures are sent to the DGP by an RTI activist.
Pulling the attention of the Director-General of Police R. Chandranathan, a whistle-blower from Shillong has informed about the illegalities being carried out in the state.
“We have time and again informed that illegal Rat Hole mining is carried out rampantly in the State of Meghalaya and today even photographs sent by sources,” said Agnes Kharshiing, RTI activist and president of CSWO.
Demanding the transfer of police officials from the Lad Rymbai area, RTI activists Agnes Kharshiing said, “We demand that DGP should immediately transfer all police from Constable to seniors in Lad Rymbai and if there is no transfer then Govt is hand in gloves with illegal Rat Hole mining.”
“This is also contempt of SC and NGT orders,” she added.
Earlier, the Leader of Opposition in Meghalaya Legislative Assembly, Dr. Mukul Sangma said that he is 100 percent sure that the 32 lakh MT of coal as claimed by the state government in its inventory submitted before the Supreme Court, does not exist.
Sangma said there is a need to have a proper investigation to unearth the angle of criminal conspiracy as the illegal mining and transportation of coal is being carried out at the behest of some powerful people.
The statement came from the Opposition Leader was on a day-long tour to the coal mine belts of East and West Jaintia Hills to get first-hand information of the alleged coal extracts in spite of the NGT ban. The former CM also visited East Garo hills to inspect the site. EOM