Prateek Hajela | File photo

While several organisations alleged that a large number of illegal foreigners were included in the final National Register of Citizens (NRC), which was published on August 31, in Morigaon district two ‘declared foreigners’ name were included in the list.

According to the reports, three persons of a family were declared as illegal foreigners by a Foreigners’ Tribunal in 2016.

But their names appeared in the final NRC.

Following the incident, Assam Public Works (APW) had lodged an FIR against the ‘declared foreigners’ and the LRCR of Mikirbheta NSK – 3, CRCR of Mikirbheta circle and DRCR of Morigaon district at Latasil police station in Guwahati.

Dhrubajyoti Talukdar, leader of Assam Public Works said that, a large scale of anomalies took place in the entire process and declared foreigners name were also listed in the final NRC.

“It has come to our knowledge that, in the recently published final NRC names of some declared foreigners have been included,” the APW stated in the FIR highlighting the ARN and other FT case details.

On the other hand, two cases have been registered against National Register of Citizens (NRC) State Coordinator Prateek Hajela for ‘deliberate exclusion of genuine Indian citizens from the final NRC’, which was published on August 31 that left out more than 19 lakh people.

According to the reports, one case was registered at Latasil police station in Guwahati against Hajela.

Police had registered the case against the NRC state coordinator after an organisation Asom Garia-Maria Yuba Chhatra Parishad had lodged an FIR at Latasil police station in Guwahati and alleged that, many indigenous people were left out from the final NRC despite producing all valid documents.

Guwahati city police Commissioner Deepak Kumar said that, one case has been registered at Latasil police station against the NRC state coordinator and one more case registered at Geetanagar police station against three declared foreigners and the officials of NRC in Morigaon district.

“We will forward the Geetanagar case to Morigaon as the case is related with the district,” Deepak Kumar said.

On the other hand, a case was registered at Dibrugarh police station on Wednesday after a person named Chandar Mazumdar – a member of the All India Legal Aid Forum lodged an FIR against Hajela.

Chandar Mazumdar had lodged an FIR at Dibrugarh Sadar police station against Hajela on Wednesday and said that, his family was deliberately excluded from the NRC. “I am a bonafide citizen and my parents settled in Dibrugarh in 1947,” Mazumdar stated in his FIR and enclosed his family’s 1951 NRC with the FIR.

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About Hemanta Kr Nath


Hemanta Kumar Nath is a Guwahati-based journalist. He had worked with India Blooms News Service (IBNS), Meghalaya Times, Global News Network among others.