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IT Grids had Aadhaar data from other states too, including 2 crore records from Punjab: Reports

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The special investigation team (SIT) probing the IT Grids case has found that the company had Aadhaar records from “other southern states and a few states in north India” apart from 7.8 crore records from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, The Hindu reports. These included at least 2 crore records from Punjab, per Telangana Today. Earlier this month the Cyberabad police lodged an FIR against IT Grids Pvt Ltd, which operates the Telugu Desam Party’s Sevamitra app, after 7.8 crore Aadhaar records from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana were found on the firm's hard disks. The FIR was based on a complaint filed by the UIDAI’s Hyderabad Regional Office. The complaint and the FIR noted that the IT Grids’ possession of extensive Aadhaar data likely meant that the data was sourced from either the Central Identities Data Repository (CIDR) or the State Resident Data Hub (SRDH). The investigation, which revealed the structure and size of the database and the fact that it contained Aadhaar Enrolment IDs (EIDs), further strengthened this suspicion. https://twitter.com/UIDAI/status/1118547619452731393 However, UIDAI rejected this in a statement on April 17, contradicting the complaint filed by its own regional office. UIDAI said "the alleged incident has nothing to do with UIDAI’s data and servers", which are “completely safe and fully secure”. It claimed the SIT had found no evidence to show that the data had been stolen from UIDAI servers, and that “the alleged illegal storage and misuse of Aadhaar numbers by IT Grids is being wrongly projected by a section of media…

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