Items seized by Dimapur Police who busted a fake Aadhaar generation racket on November 10.
DIMAPUR, NOVEMBER 10 (MExN): Police today arrested five persons involved in a fake Aadhaar generation racket from Dimapur Town.
A press note from the PRO, Dimapur Police informed that the Dimapur Commissionerate Special Branch (DCSB) team along with the Officer in Charge, Sub Urban Police Station and staff conducted a joint search operation in the residence of one Raj Kumar Chaudhary in Sematilla Colony, Dimapur. The operation was conducted at around 1:00am.
The arrested persons have been identified as Santosh Choudhary Mahato (23), Umesh Gour (23), Bittu Kumar Choudhary (20), Raj Kumar Jaiswal (20) and Raju Kumar C Choudhary (36).
Police recovered a large number of Aadhaar opening forms along with fake documents. The police team also seized 7 laptops, 5 USB GPS devices, 6 printers, 6 biometric fingerprint scanners, 5 biometric iris scanners, 8 mobile handsets, 2 mini fingerprint devices and cash amounting to Rs 15,500.
As per interrogation of the arrested persons, police informed that the accused have been enrolling hundreds of fresh Aadhaar applicants from Dimapur and neighboring districts of Assam and charging Rs 500 each for the same.
“The applicants are suspected to be mostly non-locals whose Aadhar UID is being generated using fictitious documents,” Dimapur police informed. A case has been registered at Sub Urban Police Station Dimapur for further investigation.