The trucks carrying around 1,350 tonnes of coal were stopped during a special drive of the Dhanbad administration. 

The drive to not let somebody use coal to be taken away from their spot, especially because they have broken the law started from 11 pm on Sunday and continued till 4.30 am on Monday- Tuesday. 

A total of 44 trucks were caught with coal and impounded in Topchachi area on GT Road, and another 10 in Hariharpur area by the Dhanbad district mining task force, report said. 

Police claim that all the 54 trucks did not have valid documents for coal transportation. 

“The crackdown against illegal mining, storing and transporting coal, sand and minerals would continue in the district,” Dhanbad Deputy Commissioner Barun Ranjan told media persons. 

The task force personnel arrested five drivers and one supporting staff, while 48 drivers managed to escape, the press release issued by the Dhanbad district administration said.

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