JORABAT, May 19 - Two coal-laden trailers were seized last night in an operation conducted by Jorabat police.
The trailers, bearing registration numbers UP 22AT 1223 and UP22T 8413, were transporting coal illegally from Meghalaya�s Byrnihat area towards Uttar Pradesh.
The drivers of both the trucks � Md Rashid and Md Arif, both residents of Uttar Pradesh � have been arrested. The value of the coal is estimated to be around Rs 10 lakh.
Meanwhile, questioning the role of Jorabat police, a concerned section of the greater Dimoria region said the police seize only a truck or two just for the sake of it and let other coal-laden trucks go scot free, which indicates the existence of a tacit understanding between the coal owners and the police.