Highlights

  • NRC chief’s complaint against Prateek Hajela
  • Hajela accused of conducting anti-national activities
  • CID yet to register FIR, many officers in the dock

Latest news

Football transfer: Inter Milan sign Mkhitaryan and Onana in busy few days for Italian giants

Football transfer: Inter Milan sign Mkhitaryan and Onana in busy few days for Italian giants

'Thor: Love and Thunder': Let's honour Chris Hemsworth’s 10 years of legacy as the God Of Thunder

'Thor: Love and Thunder': Let's honour Chris Hemsworth’s 10 years of legacy as the God Of Thunder

 Shiv Sena MPs want Uddhav to patch up with Eknath Shinde

Shiv Sena MPs want Uddhav to patch up with Eknath Shinde

After successful Maharashtra coup, BJP's big meet in Hyderabad

After successful Maharashtra coup, BJP's big meet in Hyderabad

 Uddhav Thackeray sacks Eknath Shinde as `Shiv Sena leader'

Uddhav Thackeray sacks Eknath Shinde as `Shiv Sena leader'

Assam NRC chief says his SC-appointed predecessor Prateek Hajela is anti-national, moves CID

The complainant said the software used in the process also had no scope for quality checks, thus “giving the verifying officers a free hand to upload wrong results to fulfil their vested interests”. 

Assam coordinator of National Register of Citizens or NRC Hitesh Dev Sarma has lodged a complaint with the CID against his predecessor, Prateek Hajela, and others accusing them of committing “anti-national” and criminal activities while updating the register.

In his complaint, Sarma has alleged anomalies in Family Tree Verification and other document verification processes. Family Trees were drawn to establish legacy data accurately during the updating process of the citizenship document. Sarma has alleged that no order for quality check during the Family Tree Matching phase was issued by Hajela.

WATCH | Devastating floods in Assam affects over 7 lakh; rain warning for Kerala, Bengaluru

The complainant said the software used in the process also had no scope for quality checks, thus “giving the verifying officers a free hand to upload wrong results to fulfil their vested interests”.

Sarma said Prateek Hajela might have intentionally avoided the mandatory quality checks by ordering the use of such a software and “facilitated entry of names of ineligible persons into the NRC which can be seen as an anti-national act affecting national security”

The CID is, however, yet to register an FIR against those being accused who included several officers and data entry operators associated with the process.

The NRC, an official record of Indian citizens living in Assam, was updated under the supervision of the Supreme Court and released on August 31 in 2019, leaving out more than 19 lakh applicants.

However, it has not been notified by the Registrar General of India.

Hajela, a 1995 batch IAS officer of the Assam-Meghalaya cadre, had been appointed by the apex court as the NRC state coordinator in 2013. He was released from the charge in November 2019, and the court ordered his transfer from Assam to his home state Madhya Pradesh.

Up Next

Assam NRC chief says his SC-appointed predecessor Prateek Hajela is anti-national, moves CID

Assam NRC chief says his SC-appointed predecessor Prateek Hajela is anti-national, moves CID

 Shiv Sena MPs want Uddhav to patch up with Eknath Shinde

Shiv Sena MPs want Uddhav to patch up with Eknath Shinde

After successful Maharashtra coup, BJP's big meet in Hyderabad

After successful Maharashtra coup, BJP's big meet in Hyderabad

 Uddhav Thackeray sacks Eknath Shinde as `Shiv Sena leader'

Uddhav Thackeray sacks Eknath Shinde as `Shiv Sena leader'

Revealed: where political parties get money from | Shiv Sena, BJP, Congress, TMC, AAP income sources

Revealed: where political parties get money from | Shiv Sena, BJP, Congress, TMC, AAP income sources

Udaipur murder: killers used bike with '2611' as number plate

Udaipur murder: killers used bike with '2611' as number plate

More videos

Eknath Shinde himself asked Fadnavis to join his cabinet: Maharashtra BJP chief

Eknath Shinde himself asked Fadnavis to join his cabinet: Maharashtra BJP chief

India's ₹1 lakh crore question: comparison of F-21, Gripen, Su-35, Typhoon for fighter jet deal

India's ₹1 lakh crore question: comparison of F-21, Gripen, Su-35, Typhoon for fighter jet deal

WATCH | DRDO successfully carries out maiden flight of unmanned combat aircraft

WATCH | DRDO successfully carries out maiden flight of unmanned combat aircraft

Delhi HC adjourns journalist Zubair's plea against police remand for 4 weeks

Delhi HC adjourns journalist Zubair's plea against police remand for 4 weeks

Uddhav Thackeray wonders: why did BJP refuse to give CM post to Shiv Sena in 2019

Uddhav Thackeray wonders: why did BJP refuse to give CM post to Shiv Sena in 2019

Congress on SC flaying Nupur Sharma: BJP should hang its head in shame

Congress on SC flaying Nupur Sharma: BJP should hang its head in shame

Bengal: Governor Dhankar triggers fresh storm, appoints Rabindra Bharati University VC

Bengal: Governor Dhankar triggers fresh storm, appoints Rabindra Bharati University VC

Maharashtra: Shinde govt overturns Uddhav Thackeray's Aarey move

Maharashtra: Shinde govt overturns Uddhav Thackeray's Aarey move

Udaipur tailor murder: Rajasthan Police arrest two co-conspirators

Udaipur tailor murder: Rajasthan Police arrest two co-conspirators

Watch: Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde gets warm welcome from rebels

Watch: Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde gets warm welcome from rebels

Editorji Technologies Pvt. Ltd. © 2022 All Rights Reserved.