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Illegal Coal Mining Site Raided at Assam-Arunachal Border, Three Excavators Seized


In a significant operation, the Changlang district police in Arunachal Pradesh conducted a raid on an illegal coal mining site located at Namdang, along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border. The raid, carried out after receiving specific information about the illicit mining operation, resulted in the seizure of three excavators.

The mining site falls within the jurisdiction of the Lekhapani forest range in the Margherita sub-division of Tinsukia district, Assam. The seized excavators have been handed over to Assam authorities for further investigation and legal action.

Illegal coal mining in this region has been a recurring problem, with allegations of such activities persisting over time. An FIR has been filed in connection with this incident, and an ongoing investigation aims to address the issue.

Reports suggest that illegal coal mining in the area has been rampant, with smugglers operating with impunity. The situation is exacerbated by the alleged involvement of powerful individuals, including those with political connections and insurgent groups, further complicating efforts to curb this illicit trade. The authorities are facing mounting pressure to take decisive action to combat this destructive practice.