Prateek Hajela transferred
Prateek Hajela

The Assam government is likely to lodge a case against former NRC state coordinator Prateek Hajela for his role over the NRC update exercise.

According to reports, upset over the role of Hajela, the state government is exploring the possibility of lodging a case against him.

The State government had got in touch with the ministry of home affairs and complained that Hajela should have handed over the NRC data to the Assam or the Central government before handing over his charge as the State NRC coordinator, Assam Tribune reported.

Chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal reportedly is very upset with the latest developments.

The Assam Public Works (APW), an NGO, has accused former Hajela of tampering with the final version of the NRC by excluding two persons from the list.

The APW in a complaint with the CID of Assam police further alleged that Hajela altered public records after making those exclusions.

The Supreme Court had ordered Hajela’s transfer from Assam to his home state Madhya Pradesh.

He was released from the charge of NRC state coordinator on November 11 last year.

Earlier, in November last year, the APW had lodged a complaint with the Anti-Corruption Branch of the CBI against Hajela, alleging embezzlement of Rs 1,600 crores of government fund by Hazela and his close aides during the NRC update exercise.

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