Former MLA of Mawshynrut Francis Pondit R Sangma has filed an FIR against five persons, for illegal coal mining and collection of toll.
In FIR filed with the West Khasi Hills Superintendent of Police, on January 30, Sangma said that despite a ban on rat-hole coal mining the five persons were engaged in illegal acts.
The former MLA named Rosten R Sangma of Riangdim, Nengnang R Sangma of Kallu, Walling N Marak, Geren M Sangma and Dewing M Sangma of Bokchung village.
According to the Marak, these persons were involved in illegally extracting coal from Agal hillock in Riangdim Milsam hills and Bappa hillock, dump them at Shallang and Jadigittim areas and sell it to unknown persons.
Further the same accused are also involved in illegal collection of toll from coal laden trucks at Riangdim and Rajagolla PWD roads.
“Therefore, we request your esteem office to take immediate action against the said persons for their illegal works and action,” Sangma said in the FIR, also signed by one Jorminath R Sangma.