Despite round-the-clock vigil illegal coal mining and smuggling going on without any hindrance raising doubt over the role of a section of local traders and policemen. The Margherita unit of the All Tai Ahom Student's Union has expressed grave concern over the unabated illegal coal trading in a number of places in the entire huge area.
Talking to Assam Times, local ATASU leaders have alleged that despite restrictions, coal mining activities have been taking place at Aradhora and Namdang Colliery under the North Eastern Coal Fields Coal India Limited.
They rued that the district administration has stopped illegal coal mining in many places. But at least 15 huge coal laden trucks are regularly seen plying on these areas. These trucks, mostly, ply in Aradhora, Namdang where coal mining has been banned.
The government has been incurring loss of crores of revenues daily because of illegal coal mining and smuggling in these areas. How these are allowed to take place? Has anybody managed a section of police officers?