Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong today said that not all coal laden trucks plying along the national highways in the state are illegal.
“For seized coal, challans were issued for transportation, and we cannot say that all trucks are ferrying coal illegally because they also have legal papers,” he said.
Tynsong said that lately, “some stated that there are also trucks ferrying coal and moving on the road without any paper. That’s why we have given clear instructions to all the deputy commissioners and superintendent of police as well as concerned departments to strict and check if the allegations are true or so that illegal transportation of coal or any item does not take place.”
On allegations from partners of the MDA that illegal transportation of coal has again resurfaced, Tynsong said that this issue used to be discussed in the MDA in the past too.
“In case of illegal activities brought to the notice, we used to discuss among us and our stand is illegalities must stop. All MDA partners are against illegalities,” he stated.
The Deputy Chief Minister also said that all the coalition partners in the government are against illegal movement of coal trucks. “From day one itself, as MDA government, we are dead against it,” he added.