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HC orders check on mining

Ranchi, Dec. 5: Jharkhand High Court today asked Palamau deputy commissioner to furnish a report on the safety of residents in the wake of mining activities on Plot No 310.

A PIL had been filed by one Sanjay Pathak, who said that humans and animals are under threat due to the extensive explosions taking place on the mining site.

The court had directed the Palamau chief judicial magistrate to conduct a spot verification and submit his report.

The officer said there was no immediate threat to the life and property of the residents. But now he has to estimate the quantum of damage caused.

The matter will be again taken up on December 11.

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