Not sure if this should be understood as a budding act of something terrible, or just plain absurd. A 35-year-old man was recently arrested in the Mandal Area of Bhilwara, Rajasthan, for attempting to get an Aadhaar card in the name of slain terrorist Osama Bin Laden! Also Read - Lost your Aadhaar card? Here's how to download Aadhaar card onlineAlso Read - How to change address in Aadhaar card online without address proof
According to a report by TOI, few days ago, Saddam Mansuri, a man who runs an Aadhaar registration centre in Mandal, tried to outplay the local authorities by striving to enrol an Aadhaar card in Osama Bin Laden’s name. Fortunately, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) got the whiff of the glaring mistake and filed a complaint against the operator. Also Read - How to apply for Aadhaar card for your newborn
“Mansuri filled Abbottabad, district Bhilwara as Laden’s address; he also uploaded a picture of the terrorist which was blurred. He did not upload details such as thumb impression or identification proof,” Mandal Deputy SP Chanchal Mishra told the publication.
Soon after the basic information was put up, Mansuri, the verification department of the UIDAI found a dramatic issue with the enrollment. “There was no thumb impression, nor any Iris on the applicant’s enrolment application. The permanent address provided was ‘Abbottabad, Mandal village in Bhilwara,’ our technical team in New Delhi found the anomalies highly suspicious and informed Rajasthan department of information and technology. I received a call from Jaipur office and immediately filed an FIR,” Sanjay Aludia, department of IT’s Mandal circle programmer said. ALSO READ: MS Dhoni s Aadhaar details leaked on Twitter; IT Minister promises strict action
On the basis of the complaint filed by Aludia, a police case against Mansuri was filed. However, still awaiting documents for evidence from the IT department, the police is yet to begin the investigation. Once the evidence is in possession of the local police, Mansuri will be questioned about the suspicious enrolment. ALSO READ: Aadhaar-based OS for Android smartphones: Indus OS and Delta ID could change the digital landscape in India
On the other hand, Mansuri claims innocence, and asserts it to be someone else s act. But the IT department s programmer in Mandal explained that the Osama Bin Laden application was filed using Mansuri s user ID and could not have been filed unless he at least supervised the act. ALSO READ: CBSE partners UIDAI to set up Aadhaar enrolment centers