The Supreme Court rebuked the National Register of Citizens Coordinator and Registrar General of India.
The two faced the top court’s wrath for making statements in the media about the process of reclaiming citizenship after being left out in the final draft.
While the NRC Coordinator is Prateek Hajela, the Registrar General is Sailesh.
The two had been summoned by the top court.
“Both of you have apparently committed contempt of the court. Should we send you to the jail? You should both be punished,” said a bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and Rohinton F Nariman.
The two officers furnished their apology after which the Court yet again responded that as the court appointed officers, they are not authorized to speak on what new document may be considered.
The Court pointed out that it has already fixed the matter for August 16 to let the central government submit a standard operating procedure on claims and objections.
It told the two officers categorically that the bench was letting them off only because a lot of work is still
In its order, the Court recorded warning to Hajela and Sailesh and restrained them from making any statement in the press regarding the NRC without the permission of the bench.>