Tura, Feb 17: West Garo Hills police apprehended four vehicles carrying coal illegally through the district last week.
According to police, a naka checking was set up at the Dobasipara Beat House credible information was received on the illegal transport of coal, in violation of the order of the NGT.
The police also stated that the vehicles carrying coal was apparently on its way from 12th Mile on the NH 51 and is suspected to be from Chokpot area of South Garo Hills.
The superintendent of police, WGH, Dr MGR Kumar said, “We set up a surprise check point to apprehend the coal after receiving information. The naka was placed for the entire night and was led by the CI (Sadar) of Tura PS.”
The next morning, Feb 12, during the early morning, police detected 4 Mahindra Pik – up trucks where coal was being carried in jute sacks.
“The trucks along with the illegal coal were accordingly seized and in this connection the drivers of the trucks, along with the owners of the coal were arrested,” confirmed the SP.
An FIR has been registered into the incident with cognizable sections under IPC and MMDR Act being added. Further investigation into the incident is also on.