Pratik Hazela Faces Court on Financial Irregularities
Guwahati, November 15, By News Desk: In a significant development, Pratik Hazela, the former coordinator of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, has been summoned by the Kamrup Metropolitan District Sessions Judge. The summons is linked to allegations of financial irregularities in the NRC process.
Key Details of the Summon:
Date of Appearance: Pratik Hazela is required to appear in court on November 17.
Nature of Allegations: The summons follows a case filed by Luit Kumar Barman, which points to financial mismanagement in the NRC, as highlighted in a Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report.
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Additional Summons: The court has also issued summons to Integrated Service System and Wipro Limited representatives, who must be present on the same date.
Pratik Hazela, a senior IAS officer, was serving on deputation in Madhya Pradesh. After completing his deputation, he was due to return to Assam. Amidst these developments, Hazela has sought voluntary retirement from the Assam government.
This summons is a critical development in the ongoing scrutiny of the NRC process in Assam. This project has been mired in controversy and debate over its implementation and impact on the state’s residents.