Journalist uses fake IDs to get Aadhaar card


A journalist, who supposedly utilized fake identity cards and figured out how to get an Aadhaar card, has been reserved by the Delhi police.

The journalist, who works with a news channel, had in a sting operation demonstrated that one could get an Aadhaar enrolment receipt by submitting manufactured subtle elements. The sting broadcasted on March 22 showed the reporter getting the receipt in Noida utilizing fashioned reports by paying Rs700 to a tout in Jamia Nagar.

Police have enlisted the case under Section 419(forgery by pantomime), and Sections 34 and 35 (targeted delivery of financial and other subsidies, benefits and services) of the Aadhaar Act. At the point when HT reached, the journalist said the legitimate group of his association would investigate the affirmations.

DCP Bhisham Singh, affirmed enrollment of the FIR on March 23. Police said the case was recorded after a grumbling from the Delhi provincial officer of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). Before applying for Aadhaar at the Noida office, the journalist had apparently connected for the card utilizing his genuine details. He later paid the touts and got the receipt.

“The Noida office had produced the Aadhaar. At the Delhi office, when officers were going to issue the Aadhaar and were checking his biometric, the framework demonstrated the man’s biometric details coordinate with the one issued by Noida office. It implied he had presented a fake Id card to get the card… Getting two Aadhaar is outlandish as the fingers prints and eye scan of candidates are checked before the cards are issued. He wouldn’t have an Aadhaar from Delhi,” said a UIDAI officer.