Meghalaya police has sought help from its counterpart in Assam to nab kingpins involved in setting up of illegal coke oven plants and illegal coal mining operations in the State.
Director General of Police (DGP) Lajja Ram Bishnoi told reporters today that he has officially written to the Assam DGP and sought for his cooperation in making arrests.
He informed that one team of Meghalaya police is stationed in Guwahati for the last 15-20 days and with the help of Assam police, they are raiding their houses.
“But unfortunately, none of them are found at their residential places as most probably they have changed their numbers and they also have left Assam for some other places. So it will take time but we are after them,” he said.
It may be mentioned that the Meghalaya High Court has recently ordered the State government to seek the help of Assam police in nabbing all the kingpins involved in coke oven factories in the State and their accomplices.
Earlier this week, a team of Meghalaya Police arrest five kingpins involved in setting up of illegal coke oven plants in the State. The kingpins have been identified as Amit Baghla, Ranjanlal Singhal, Deepak Singla, Pawan Kumar Jha and Rishi Agarwala.
The State police on June 15 arrested Youdishtra Bhama of Bongaon, Beltola, Guwahati. He is the owner of illegal coke plant Kalyani Fuels Ltd located at Shahlang.
On June 26, police arrested four more persons who operated illegal coke plants in Shahlang.
They are Ashish Arya (32 ) of Basisthapur By-Lane, Guwahati, Yaman Bansal (28) of Beltola Tiniali, Guwahati, Khrawbok Rongrin of Sohbar A, Shahlang, and Hopeful Nongtdu of Rymbai Synrang Shahkhain, East Jaintia Hills.