The Foreigners Division of the Ministry of Home Affairs has issued a notice of Abhishek Banerjee, accused of making false representation and obscured material facts while submitting documents before the authorities to seek Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) and PAN (Permanent Account Number) card.   

Rujira Naroola, the wife of the TMC leader, has been enquired why she filled For 49A without mentioning that she is a Thai National Holding on Card. According to MHA, she was supposed to fill 49AA to seek a PAN card by declaring herself as a foreign holding of an OCI card. Ms. Naroola has been asked to reply within 15-days time as to why she had made false representations and hidden the facts.

The MHA’s notice reads, “The Central Government, has been further informed that on 14.11.2009 Ms. Rujira Naroola applied for PAN card by filling Form 49A without intimating her real status as a Thai national holding OCI card and mentioning Shri Gursharan Singh Ahuja as her father. She was actually required to fill Form 49AA to get a PAN by declaring herself as a foreigner holding an OCI card. On the basis of information given in her application Form 49A, she has obtained the PAN card bearing no ****** under the name Ms. Rujira Naroola in the capacity of an Indian citizen.”

The notice continued, “Whereas the Central Government has examined the matter the discrepancies mentioned above and is prima facie of the opinion that the registration of Ms. Rujira Naroola as an OCI cardholder is liable for cancellation in the interest of the general public under subclause (a) & (e) of section 70D of the Citizenship Act, 1955.”

“Ms. Rujira Naroola, an OCI Cardholder, is hereby called upon to show cause as to why she has made false representation and concealed material facts while submitting documents before the Competent Authorities to get her OCI and PAN cards,” it added.

In a letter, the Ministry of Home Affairs has further asserted that if no response is received within the allocated time, then appropriate steps over the issue would be taken on merit on the basis of available records by the Central Government.

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