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Based on UIDAI complaint, Hyderabad Police shuts down illegal Aadhaar operation

Similar frauds reported in Haryana and other parts of India cast doubts on the perceived ‘infallibility’ of Aadhaar.

Aadhaar, PAN Card

Based on a complaint from the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), Hyderabad Police recently nabbed several persons allegedly involved in a fake Aadhaar enrollment racket and seized biometric devices such as iris and fingerprint scanners from them. A gang consisting of eight persons who were using unauthorised Aadhaar kits with identification cards from Assam were apprehended by the Hyderabad Commissioner’s Task Force, West Zone team, and Golconda Police, according to a press release issued by the Hyderabad City Police. There is an order from the Central Government that, IDs issued for the states should be used within the state only. But the accused persons with mollified intention to cheat the Government of India, hatched a plan to use the Assam identities in Hyderabad for Aadhar enrollments and updates — Hyderabad Police official The incident raises questions on the perceived 'infallibility' of Aadhaar and on the government's proposal to link the identification card with the electoral processes of the country for purportedly identifying duplicate voters. Birth certificates also forged for Aadhaar enrollment The accused procured Assam-based Aadhaar kits and started enrollments for Aadhaar cards in their respective shops a while back. However, the police found that they were also forging birth certificates for Aadhaar enrollment or updates, a source said. "They were uploading details of persons (based on Assam-based ids) for Aadhaar to needy customers in Hyderabad and cheating UIDAI by doing this from an unauthorised location," a source said. They were also allegedly procuring different types of stamps of…

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