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Assam: Illegal Mining Activities Are Continuing In The State, Says AJP

Despite several attempts by the authorities and imposition of section 144 CrPC, illegal coal mining activities are still on

Assam: Illegal Mining Activities Are Continuing In The State, Says AJP

Sentinel Digital Desk

GUWAHATI : There has been rapid controversies going on regarding an 'open secret' in the state. Despite several efforts made by the government to eradicate the issue, illegal coal mining is still operating from various regions.

Recently, the Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) leaders have claimed that too many illegal coal mining and smuggling activities are being carried in Assam. Lurinjyoti Gogoi, AJP President, asserted that the ratio of coal syndicate is much higher than cattle syndicate.

He further mentions that the state has reported maximum mining and destruction from the Upper Assam region. However, in spite of multiple such goings on, where huge amount of revenue is being circulated, the state earns nothing from it. He is of the view that there has been a rise in the illegal activities as compared to the Sarbananda Sonowal era.

Lurinjyoti further claimed the involvement of members from the ruling party in the current syndicates. CM Himanta Biswa Sarma till date has not mentioned any of them in relation with the illegal coal mining and smuggling, added Lurin.

As per his statement, AJP has demanded immediate closure and ban of the illegal rat-hole mining by the state government. They have appealed for stern and legal action towards all the culprits involved in the matter.

Regardless of his/her position in the government, anyone involved should be detained and judicial enquiry must be carried on by the concerned authorities.

Recently, in the month of December, Akhil Gogoi has urged the CM to take immediate action and also filed an FIR against illegal coal mining in Tinsukia.

The issue came to light as a truck filled with smuggled coal met with an accident. As per the reports, 500 excavators, JCBs were engaged in the illegal mining in Ledo and Margherita area. It is to be noted that, these activities are still carried out despite the imposition of section 144 CrPC, to check any such goings on.

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