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GOI to deploy 10 companies of CAPF to check illegal coal mining; identifying the strategic location for deployment is on


Shillong: Justice (retd) BP Katakey a former judge of the Gauhati High Court informed that 10 companies of the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) will be deployed in the state to keep check on illegal mining and transportation of coal.

Justice Katakey, who was appointed by the Meghalaya high court to head of a committee that has been set up to recommend the state government on measures over coal related issues,

Speaking to reporters on Friday, Justice Katakey informed that the process for the identification of areas and strategic spots for the deployment of the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) to check illegal transportation of coal in Meghalaya is on.

“We are in the process of identifying the strategic points where the deployment should be”, informed Justice Katakey.

He also said that he himself have seen the illegal transportation but state government prompt in taking action against illegal coal transportation, says Justice (retd) BP Katakey.

“They (state government) immediately appointed a DSP-rank MPS officer to make an enquiry, the preliminary enquiry report of which has been submitted, and final report on the same is being awaited,” he said.

Notably, Meghalaya High Court appointed Justice (Retired) BP Katakey, a former Judge of the Gauhati High Court, to head a committee for recommending the measures to be taken by the state in compliance with the directions issued by the Supreme Court and National Green Tribunal (NGT), on April 19.

Justice Katakey has agreed to look into the several aspects of the matter, particularly the extent to which the directions issued by the Supreme Court and the NGT have been complied with and what more needs to be done for such compliance.

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