The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to allow miners to transport extracted coal lying at various sites in Meghalaya.
A bench of Justices A K Sikri, Abdul Nazeer and MR Shah refused to grant permission to the miners.
Various Interlocutory Applications (IAs) have been filed for transportation of the coal already mined, it said. The Bench said: “Senior counsel Shekhar Naphade, appearing for the State of Meghalaya, has stated at the Bar that the State Government has constituted a Committee in this behalf, for the entire State, to study various aspects of this matter and the Government of Meghalaya would be in a position to file the response after receiving the report from the said Committee.
“He also submits that this exercise may take one month. State of Meghalaya, in these circumstances, file its response within four weeks from today. The applicants can make their representation before the said Committee in writing.” Read more
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