The final list of the NRC, published on August 31 last year, had seen over 19 lakh out of the over 3.3 crore applicants being left out.
Gupta has since tendered an apology. He also said that he did not take the consent of other FT members before issuing the letter.
People with cases pending at Foreigners Tribunal will not make it to final Assam NRC list: State-coordinator
Prateek Hajela said names of some foreigners have entered the NRC final draft published on July 30 as they concealed the fact that they had cases pending against them in the Foreigners' Tribunal.