Apex Court to hear plea seeking speedy rescue of trapped Meghalaya miners tomorrow

New Delhi, Jan 2: The Supreme Court on Wednesday decided to hear a petition tomorrow seeking direction to the Centre and state government for requisite facilities and equipment for rescuing the 15 miners trapped in a flooded illegal mine in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia hills.

A division bench of the Top Court, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi, after hearing the petition mentioned by lawyer Anand Grover, said, ‘We will hear it on Thursday.’

The Apex Court lawyer, Anand Grover, on Wednesday mentioned the matter before the two judge bench headed by CJI, and pleaded for an hearing to rescue those miners who were trapped in Meghalaya.

Lawyer Grover also sought a direction that the SOPs be deployed for ensuring speedy rescue of 15 miners who were trapped since December 13, in the state.

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