Acting on a tip-off, Margherita Police station Officer in charge Someswar Konwar seized the vehicle where the coal was concealed inside the passenger seat.
The vehicle was reportedly coming from Namdang under Margherita Police station. The driver however fled the spot before he could be caught.
Illegal traders of Margherita Region under Tinsukia District have been new tactics to transport illegal coal loaded vehicle concealed under sand, green leaves and plank.
Further investigation to unearth the origin is on.