The Supreme Court on Monday rejected pleas to allow transportation of coal by trucks in transit prior to an order which halted it. The Assembly was informed that more than 1,000 cases of illegal coal mining were registered since 2014 across Meghalaya.
Last year, the apex court had allowed transportation of extracted and assessed coal up to January 31.
However, on January 15, the court ordered that there would be no transportation of coal lying at the sites.
The State Co-ordination Committee of Coal Miners and Dealers Forum had filed a petition seeking direction from the court to allow their trucks that were in transit as on January 15 to be allowed to proceed and transport their coal and also to pass through government check posts and weighbridges to their respective destinations.