FROM A REPORTER
SHILLONG, Jan 9: The Supreme Court has allowed land owners and coal traders to transport coal already extracted from the mines in Meghalaya from October 1 to May 31, 2017 on payment of royalty to the state government and other fees fixed by the tiol Green Tribul.
The FKJGP however claimed that one coal laden tuck transporting coal illegally was caught red handed by them.
When the FKJGP asked the owner of the coal transported they found that it belong to one officer of the government of Meghalaya trying to violate the tribul’s rule by transporting illegally extracted coal in East Garo hills from Rongrengre reserve.
A coal laden truck belonging to a government servant of Meghalaya was intercepted by FKJGP East zone Williamgar for transporting an illegally extracted coal from Rongreggre reserve forest at Samanda.
Interestingly when the members of the FKJGP went to Williamagar Police station to file an FIR it was not accepted and instead they were advised to compromise over the matter by the second officer in charge of Willamgar Police station, alleged the FKJGP.