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Navy has deployed 5 remotely-operated vehicles to rescue trapped miners: Meghalaya to SC

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The government informed the Friday that the has deployed five remotely-operated vehicles (ROVs) in the operation to rescue 15 miners trapped inside an illegal coal mine in East Hills district since December 13.

The told a bench of Justices A K Sikri and S 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 as to whether any action had been taken against those indulging in there.

The told the court that the person running the illegal mine where the incident took place had been arrested.

Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Centre, told the court that every possible step has been taken for the rescue operation and the has deployed planes and helicopters for airlifting and manpower.

The bench has posted the matter to January 18 for further hearing.

The apex court is hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by who has sought urgent steps to rescue 15 miners trapped in the illegal coal mine in Meghalaya's East Hills district.

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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 13:15 IST