Dalgaon, November 9: The locals of Bahabari on Friday accused the headmaster of the Bahabari Balika LP School, Abdul Hamid of bribery and exploiting the locals in the name of the on-going National Register of Citizens (NRC) updation exercise.
Hamid has been accused of taking bribe from the former students of the school for providing pass certificates. For each pass certificate, Hamid has been alleged of taking Rs 500 from each candidate. Recently, the headmaster reportedly charged Rs 1,000 from a person for issuing pass certificate.
“A teacher is an epitome of knowledge. A teacher is an example in the society. The society doesn’t need a teacher like Hamid. The pass certificates should be issued free of cost but he charged money from the former students,” a local said.
Another local said, “People are already confused about the NRC updation process. Hence, the headmaster got a golden chance to exploit the people in the name of NRC.”
It may be mentioned that on November 1, the Supreme Court allowed claimants to rely on five additional documents that were rejected by Prateek Hajela state NRC coordinator, besides the 10 documents permitted before.
The five documents that Hajela had requested to exclude are, the 1951 NRC, voter lists up to March 24, 1971, citizenship certificates, refugee registration certificates and ration cards issued prior to March 24, 1971.