Shillong, Apr 26: The District Magistrate, East Jaintia Hills District, Khliehriat has promulgated an Order under Section 144 CrPC prohibiting fresh mining of coal and illegal transportation of coal in the entire District. All coal laden truck should possess transportation challan, Royalty challan and other related documents. No coal trucks are to carry coal beyond the permissible limit and no rampant dumping of coal on the road side along the National Highway-44 and PWD roads. The Order also prohibits assembly of Persons or Groups of people and carrying of arms and lethal weapons that may likely to cause injury.
The Order is necessitated in view that mining of coal is still being carried out in the District and rampant dumping of coal along the roadside of NH-44 and PWD roads is continuing, and that coal trucks originating from East Jaintia Hills are transporting coal without proper challan/documents etc and carrying coal beyond the permissible limit.
Anyone, if detected or found violating the above stipulated conditions will be dealt with sternly as per provisions of the Law. (These will include coal mines owners, Labourers, Truck owners, Drivers etc).
This Order shall come into force with immediate effect and until further Orders.