An Aadhaar centre based in Surat has been involved in carrying multiple illegalities in the Aadhaar card registration and rectification process.
The centre had a fixed rate for carrying such illegalities. Dainik Bhaskar investigation found that MP/MLA/Gazetted officers’ letterheads could also be managed for a rate.
The centre, Adajan Galaxy Centre, issued an Aadhaar in Hindu name to a Bangladeshi female immigrant.
The Gujarat police said more than ten centres are under investigation for flouting norms in processing Aadhaar card requests.
The Aadhaar card programme, which is a very important document of identification, is used by the Union and state governments for the effective implementation of multiple welfare schemes.
Recently, the Uttar Pradesh ATS had busted a gang that was using fake Aadhaar and other documents for helping Rohingyas and other illegal immigrants.
Once identification documents are arranged, it’s very difficult to identify them for their real identity. Because of the deteriorating security situation in the neighbouring countries, it’s suspected that the terror elements may use this method to get entry into the country and spread all over.