NEW DELHI, June 20 - The Assam Public Works (APW) has filed a fresh affidavit in the Supreme Court in the National Register of Citizens (NRC) case seeking 100 per cent reverification of names in some select districts of Assam. The APW, which is the prime petitioner in the case, had earlier sought 10 per cent sample survey of names in the draft NRC.
The APW has prayed before the top court to pass an order for 100 per cent recheck of names included in the final draft NRC in the districts of Dhubri, Kokrajhar, Chirang, South Salmara, Goalpara, Bongaigaon, Barpeta, Nalbari, Kamrup, Kamrup (Metro), Darrang, Udalguri, Sonitpur, Lakhimpur, Dhemaji, Morigaon, Nagaon, Hojai, Golaghat, Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi by NSK personnel from neighbouring districts.
The APW has also sought appointment of one superintendent of police, border branch separately in each district of Assam to exclusively supervise and guide the functioning of district border police branch in identifying and apprehending foreigners expeditiously, and also to maintain timely coordination with foreigners tribunals and district administration.
On August 28 last year, the Supreme Court considered the necessity of carrying out the sample reverification of at least 10 per cent of the names included in the final draft NRC, if required, by a team of NSK personnel from a neighbouring district.
�The State Coordinator was also requested to submit a report in that regard and the possible time frame when such an exercise can begin if ordered by the apex court and the time frame within which the same could be completed,� the petitioner said.
The APW said that till date, they are unaware as to whether the State Coordinator subsequently submitted any report in that regard or not as requested by the court.
The petitioner further brought to the notice of the Supreme Court two cases � those of Syed Shahjahan and Rahul Parasar who are involved in NRC work. Both were arrested allegedly for accepting bribe from a complainant.
�Incidents like this clearly show that on the ground, monetary transactions are still going on for entering names in the NRC. Multiple incidents like this have already been pointed out in our earlier affidavits also,� the petitioner claimed.
The APW in its petition said that to negate any such possibility of entering names in the NRC through unscrupulous measures, 100 per cent reverification is very much essential. �The process may take some more time, but being the petitioner organisation, we strongly feel that 100 per cent reverification of the names included in the final NRC would serve the ends of justice,� the APW said.