The Assam Nationwide Register of Residents (NRC) authority has filed a police case in opposition to former NRC coordinator within the state, Prateek Hajela. The First Info Report or FIR, filed with the Legal Investigation Division or CID, additionally names few different officers and workers who have been concerned within the NRC updating train in Assam.
The present NRC state coordinator, Hitesh Dev Sarma, has accused Mr Hajela and others of “legal and anti-national actions”.
In his letter to the CID, Mr Dev Sarma says within the NRC updating train, the “Household Tree Matching” process was adopted to verify fraudulent practices used to make false linkage claims with individuals residing in Assam earlier than 1971.
Because the NRC updating train concerned massive manpower, there was a provision for high quality checks to keep away from faulty entries within the NRC earlier than ‘Household Tree Matching’ was launched. However, the process didn’t have any high quality verify system.
The NRC authority additionally carried out pattern surveys in three locations within the state to gauge the impact of an absence of high quality checks, and located an excellent variety of faulty entries within the NRC record.
Mr Dev Sarma says the software program was intentionally designed to keep away from high quality checks. He accused Mr Hajela of deliberately doing this which in flip gave a free hand to some officers for together with uncertain residents within the NRC record.
Based on Mr Dev Sarma, this may be seen as an anti-national act affecting nationwide safety.
Mr Hajela was additionally accused of violating a Supreme courtroom order in 2018 which didn’t allow the NRC state coordinator to assessment the workplace verification of paperwork already accomplished for twenty-four,89,745 folks. However the letter to the CID says that Mr Hajela allowed the assessment train defying the highest courtroom directive.
In September 2019, the Assam Police had registered two instances in opposition to Mr Hajela and some unidentified officers over allegations of discrepancies within the NRC record.
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