'Focus on areas witnessing encroachment, sharp population rise'
GUWAHATI, March 1: With the exercise to update the tiol Register of Citizens (NRC) in fil stage, the Registrar General of India (RGI) has written to the State government to give special focus on the verification process in areas where government land has been encroached upon and where there has been a sharp rise in population.
In a letter to State NRC coorditor Prateek Hajela, the RGI has instructed him to look into the matter persolly to ensure that no illegal immigrant makes it into the updated NRC.
Sources have informed that senior advocate Upamanyu Hazarika brought the matter of rampant encroachment of government land and sharp rise in population in some pockets of the State to the notice of the RGI, following which the latter issued this instruction. Meanwhile, talking to The Sentinel, Prateek Hajela said, “We will give special focus on these areas. The Deputy Commissioners and SDOs (Civil) have been instructed to do the verification persolly in such areas, apart from monitoring the works of their subordites.” He added that the government is committed in delivering an NRC free of aliens.