In the past one month, hundreds of trucks were seized and their drivers and helpers arrested for illegally transporting coal without getting clearances from competent authorities, a senior police officer said.

Taking note of the events, Home Minister Roshan Warjri has directed the Director General of Police P J P Hanaman to enquire and to take action against any police official assisting in the illegal transportation of coal, he said.

A high level meet chaired last evening by Warjri also decided that the arrangements for integrated checking at the notified exit points as per the guidelines shall be put in place with immediate effect.

It said there shall be rigorous checking of trucks exiting through those integrated check/exit points notified. Coal miners and transporters to pay Rs 400 crore royalty to the state government as per Mines Development and Regulation Act, 1957 before transporting 6.3 million tones of extracted coal lying in depots across the state.

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