Guwahati, July 14: After the recent Supreme Court direction to Assam Government about re-assessing the security provided to Prateek Hajela, Assam Police has added another security layer to the existing security setup of the NRC state coordinator which will also cover his family members and his residence.
As per reports, the Special Branch of the Assam Police has also sent a report in this regard to the Home Department.
Additional 24×7 security cover will be provided to Hajela’s residence apart from the NRC headquarter from now onwards.
Hajela will now have additional security cover in the form of lead security, escort and PSOs, according to reports.
It must be noted that the Apex Court had observed that the NRC state coordinator who is handling a very crucial matter of NRC updation in Assam must be able to work without any pressure or threat and therefore must be provided adequate security cover.
The final Draft NRC comes out on July 30.