January 11, 2019 01:49 PM IST | Economy
Meghalaya govt to Supreme Court: Navy has deployed 5 remotely-operated vehicles to rescue trapped miners
The state government told a bench of Justices A K Sikri and S Abdul Nazeer that one crore litre of water has been pumped out so far from the illegal mine but seepage form nearby rivers was creating hurdles in the rescue operation.
The bench sought to know from the state's counsel as to whether any action had been taken against those indulging in illegal mining activities there.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Centre, told the court that every possible step has been taken for the rescue operation and the Indian Air Force has deployed planes and helicopters for airlifting requisite equipment and manpower.
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