FIR filed against Prateek Hajela, former NRC coordinator

FIR filed against Prateek Hajela, former NRC coordinator


A civil society organisation in Assam has filed an FIR against former national coordinator of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), Prateek Hajela, with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for alleged misappropriation of funds intended for the NRC campaign.

On Thursday, one Assam Public Works (APW) Rajib Deka filed the FIR at the CBI's Guwahati office.

APW is one of the key petitioners challenging the Supreme Court in an effort to amend the NRC to identify illegal immigrants living in the state.

After the publication of the final NRC on August 31 this year, Hajela was transferred to Madhya Pradesh under the direction of the Supreme Court. Hajela relinquished his charge on November 11 and left the state.

It is a known fact that the Government of India has spent the whole expenditure of the aforesaid process through the then NRC coordinator Hajela. “A large number of illegalities and financial irregularities has been committed in making different expenditure,” Deka said in the FIR.

“Hajela appointed a number of retired government servants as his advisors and they were provided with new vehicles and handsome pay packages. As per the information, a huge corruption took place in this process,” he said, adding that while money had been spent, it is not known what kind of work was done by the advisors.

“There are no records available in this regard, and it is not audited by the CAG,” he said.


Updated by: News Sources 2019-11-29 4:09 PM