Several raids conducted in East Jaintia Hills to detect suspected illegal coal trade.

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With an attempt to detect illegal coal trade, a joint inspection team comprising of Executive Magistrates and Police of East Jaintia Hills District, today conducted several raids in suspected illegal coal mining areas under Umpleng and Sakhain village.

During the raid, equipment which are suspected to be utilized for mining purposes have been seized and 3 vehicles which are suspected to be transporting coal have also been seized.

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 of the case is in progress.