Gauhati HC defers hearing in coal mining inside Dehing Patkai till February 2021

The Gauhati High Court on Tuesday said it will wait for the outcome of the enquiry by Assam government before proceeding in the case related to Coal India’s mining inside Dehing Patkai, the largest rainforest of Northeast.

Hearing a batch of three PILs filed by advocates and mountaineer that were linked to a suo motu PIL, a Bench comprising Chief Justice (Acting) N Kotiswar Singh and Justice Manish Choudhury deferred the matter till February next year.

“As per information, the Commission of Enquiry constituted by the Assam government will place its report by January 2021. The court will monitor the case thereafter,” said Harish Betala, the advocate of one of the public PILs.

Accordingly, the court directed to list the case in February next year, he added.

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