Supreme Court pulls up Assam NRC coordinator, Census officials for talking to press

Written by Ananthakrishnan G
| New Delhi |
Published: August 8, 2018 5:09:52 am

The final draft NRC was published on July 30 and it had excluded more than 40 lakh residents. (File Photo)

Reprimanding Assam coordinator for National Register of Citizens Prateek Hajela and Registrar General and Census Commissioner Sailesh for giving statements to the press on the NRC process, the Supreme Court Tuesday warned them that they could face contempt action and time in jail.

A bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and R F Nariman said it was sparing them further action, keeping in mind that they still have a lot of work to do to bring out the final NRC. The bench said the statements by the two officials were “highly improper” and told them to be “cautious in future”.

The court, which heard the matter last on July 31, had fixed August 16 as the next…

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