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Fake documents galore, DCs lodging FIRs

NRC update exercise

BY OUR STAFF REPORTER

GUWAHATI, June 21:  As many as 80 FIRs have been filed at different police stations in the State against those who submitted fake documents to get their mes enrolled in the updated tiol Register of Citizens (NRC).

The NRC authority had recently asked DCs to file cases against those who submitted fake documents in the NRC exercise.

Sources said that complaints have been filed against 200 persons for submitting fake documents. Some of them have already been booked. During the recent official verification process of NRC documents, a large number of fake or forged documents have already been detected.

A good chunk of forged documents like birth certificates, HSLC admit cards and marksheets of the Board of Secondary Education, Assam (SEBA) have been detected, sources added.

Sources further said that while a section of suspected foreign tiols tried to get their mes included in the updated NRC using others legacy, another section of genuine Indian citizens submitted fake documents.

Speaking to The Sentinel, Hitesh Deb Sharma, Executive Director of NRC, Assam said that 60 per cent works of the verification process have already completed.

“The process has been expedited with the new government taking charge in the State,” Deb Sharma said. “The deputy commissioners have been given special instruction to expedite and make the NRC update exercise foolproof. After Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal held two review meetings — one in Bongaigaon and another in Dibrugarh — with the DCs over this matter, the exercise has picked up momentum” he pointed out.

Deb Sharma further said that based on the performance of the NRC work, an award will be given to the best performing district on August 15 next. 

“So far the performance of goan district is best, followed by Barpeta. The position of Kamrup is 5th while Kamrup (Metro) ranked 22nd. Dima Hasao district has been identified as the worst performing district followed by Chirang and Udalguri,” Deb Sharma said.

He said that the draft NRC would be published in October this year, after which the next phase of hearing is slated to begin and will continue for two months.

It is expected that the fil NRC would be published in early 2017, he said.

The sole purpose of this exercise is to detect illegal migrants in Assam.

“Our prime concern is so that no genuine Indian citizen is excluded from the updated NRC and at the same time not a single foreigner can get his me included in it,” Deb Sharma added.