MP demanded a CBI inquiry into the scam
GUWAHATI : Assam ‘s congress MP claimed that 4,000-5,000 rat-hole coal mines have sprung up in the state in the last three years and that too in 11 reserved forests and a wildlife sanctuary.
Nagaon MP, Pradyut Bordoloi alleged that a coal mafia, aided and humiliated by the Tinsukia District administration in Upper Assam, was systematically destroying the rainforests and running a large illegal coal mining and trade.
Their allegations come close on the heels of the Gauhati High Court directive given to two district magistrates of the state to file an affidavit on illegal mining activities.
Bordoloi has accused Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal in the coal syndicate case in Margherita,
Tinsukia. Bordoloi said that CM Sonowal often talks about zero corruption and a syndicate-free state but
in fact,the scene is to the contrary.
He said, “The 100-year-old coal mines in Margherita are in critical condition as CM Sonowal,
Margherita MLA Bhaskar Sharma, Digboi MLA Suren Phukan, Margherita and Digboi’s Police Officers,
MP said he will continue to raise voice against it
In a syndicate of one crore worth of coal.
About a hundred years ago, the Assam Railway and Trading Company from England discovered coal
in the number 124 Margherita constitution. Alleging that the coal mine syndicate in Margherita is being
monitored by the Chief Minister’s Office,
Assam Congress MP further said that two months ago he had talked in Parliament about the illegal coal trade in Margherita where an investigation had taken place but all Wasted Nobody dared to stop the coal syndicate.
Forest Department officials and MLA Bhaskar Sharma at Namdang Colliery, Baragolai Colliery ,
and Jagun Reserve under Forest Margherita Subdivision.
Assam congress asked what happened to the slogan of anti corruption
Prime Minister Narendra Modi says ”Na khayenge, na khane denge’, Nagaon MP said,
It is difficult to stop it but my protest will continue where I will speak in Parliament until
the illegal coal syndicate is completely shut down.
Meanwhile, Assam Minister Chandra Mohan Patowari today said that Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal wrote a letter to the CBI almost a year ago to investigate the illegal trading of coal,
known as the “coal syndicate” in the state ,but the agency has not yet responded.