GUWAHATI : National Register of Citizen (NRC) in Assam Multiple Families found using Using fake Legacy Data,NRC authority said today.
As the process of the family tree verification for the National Register of
Citizen (NRC) nearly comes to an end, the NRC authorities have reportedly
found multiple people and families forging documents and submitting someone
else’s legacy data.
Speaking on the issue, Prateek Hajela, state coordinator of NRC said that during
the verification of at least 47 lakh people in multiple districts, the officers found
that many people have submitted legacy data of someone else they do not even
have any sort of links with.
Hajela added, “If we try to look at the documents the people submitted for the
NRC, we see that there are not a single error in any of the documents but when a
thorough verification is undertaken on the legacy data and family trees, we see
that there are many errors.
We found that many people have submitted legacy data of someone else with whom
they have no connection with.”
He added that this was done only to get their names included in the NRC by any
means but the officers deployed with the process have taken all the necessary
steps to prevent such people from being included in the NRC.
He added that the people who have forged documents for the NRC will not be included in the NRC.
He further added that as the NRC update process is now running at full speed, the final draft will be published before the deadline given by the Supreme Court of India.
It may be mentioned that a few days ago it was reported that around 78 families used the same legacy data of a person identified K Sheikh from Golakganj in Dhubri district.
Officials from the region informed that of the 78 families altogether 200 family members have allegedly used the legacy data of the same person.
On the other hand, another incident took place in Hojai where a person, Prakash Das’s legacy data was used by the family of Subhas Das who allegedly bought it for Rs 1 lakh.
The entire matter came to light when a notice was served from the NRC office in Hojai to the family member of Prakash Das for the misconduct.
It was further stated that Subhas Das’s father and Prakash Das were from the same village in Bangladesh.
Moreover, it was after the partition, when family members of Subhas got settled in Mizra.
Meanwhile, Hojai Police has lodged an FIR under section 420/448/506/341 of IPC
for case no 234/18. It may further be mentioned that Subhas Das, his son Raju Das
and one of their relative Himanta Nath who acted as a broker were taken into judicial
Meanwhile a woman allegedly committed suicide in Dhubri considering she has
been facing tremendous trouble in producing the necessary documents required
for National Register of Citizens (NRC) updation process.
As per reports, a woman, doing menial works in the nearby households, allegedly
committed suicide because she was under tremendous pressure since quite some
time due to the ongoing NRC process in the state.
The 45-year-old deceased has been identified as Sahimoon Bibi, wife of Khairul Islam.
She was residing nearby Dibyapara Railway Station, in ward no 10, and was originally from Muzaffarpur in Bihar.
It has been reported that the name of the woman along with 6 of her siblings were
not included in the part-draft of NRC, following which they had received a notice
from the Foreigner’s Tribunal and have been running around with the legal work since then.
Fake data is being exposed
Since the woman was a daily wage earner, it was getting difficult for her to pay for the lawyer anymore.
In this view, she had also visited Muzaffarpur to retrieve some information regarding her legacy data, but she could not get any response from there either.
Following this episode, the victim became really sick and had to be admitted to Dhubri Civil Hospital.
Distressed Sahimoon Bibi tried committing suicide earlier as well by jumping into the river when she was admitted to Dhubri Hospital.
But today morning, she eventually succeeded in ending her life by hanging herself with the help of her saree.
It may be also mentioned that another such incident took place in Pandu yesterday,
where an employee of the Inland Water Transport Department committed suicide
because he was facing trouble in producing necessary documents for the NRC
updation process, and was afraid that his name might not be included in the final NRC draft.