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Delhi Police closes case against The Tribune and Rachna Khaira for ‘Aadhaar for sale’ report

The Delhi Police Crime Branch has filed a closure report before a Delhi court, stating that its 2018 case against The Tribune and its reporter Rachna Khaira be closed due to insufficient evidence. This was reported by the Indian Express. Three years ago, the Delhi Police Crime Branch filed an FIR against the publication and Khaira for her report on anonymous individuals who were selling unrestricted access to the details of over a billion Aadhaar numbers via WhatsApp. According to Khaira's report published in The Tribune, it took only Rs 500, paid via Paytm, and 10 minutes in which an agent of the group created a "gateway" and gave her a login ID and password. One could soon access all details about an individual that they had submitted to the UIDAI — photos, email addresses, phone number, pincode, address, name…

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