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Assam NRC coordinator files case against predecessor Hajela for treason

According to Sarma, Hajela intentionally avoided proper quality checks in the process of updating the NRC and allowed declared foreigners, doubtful voters and their descendants to enlist their names.

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Guwahati: Assam state coordinator of NRC Hitesh Dev Sarma has filed an FIR against his predecessor Prateek Hajela alleging treason for knowingly allowing irregularities in preparing the list which resulted in illegal migrants registering their names as Indians in the National Register of Citizens list.

According to Sarma, Hajela intentionally avoided proper quality checks in the process of updating the NRC and allowed declared foreigners, doubtful voters and their descendants to enlist their names.

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Terming this as an anti-national activity, which could threaten India’s security, Sarma lodged a case against Hajela and some other officers with the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the

Assam Police have registered the case under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 120B (Criminal conspiracy), 166A (Being a public servant, knowingly disobeys any direction of the law), 167 (Public servant framing an incorrect document with intent to cause injury), 181 (False statement on oath or affirmation to public servant or person authorised to administer an oath or affirmation), 218 (Public servant framing incorrect record or writing with intent to save person from punishment or property from forfeiture), 420 (Cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) and 466 (Forgery of record of court or of public register).

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