6 Men From Uttar Pradesh Arrested For Submitting Fake Aadhaar Cards At Army Recruitment Rally In Kerala
In yet another case of fake Aadhaar cards, six youths from Uttar Pradesh have been taken into police custody for allegedly falsifying domicile documents including Aadhaar cards during the ongoing Army Recruitment Drive in Kerala.
According to a Defence Press Release, the incident came to light when the army officials noticed that documents submitted by the two candidates who had qualified were “not genuine”.
On further questioning, it was found that four others had also come from the state but had failed to qualify the physical test.
According to NDTV, all six of them appeared for the rally on Sunday, where they produced documents showing they were from neighbouring Kollam district but were unable to speak Malayalam during the interviews.
This sparked doubt and their documents were verified strictly, which revealed forgery. After grilling them further, they admitted that they are from Uttar Pradesh and that they had applied online for this rally. They also disclosed paying Rs 3 lakh each to an agent to procure these fake documents.
The recruiting military personnel became more alert after this incident and after the documents of all candidates were forwarded to the local police stations, education board and sports authorities to verify their genuineness to further plug any fake entries into the army, according to their press release.
The 10-day army recruitment rally which began on 18 April is only for people from seven southern districts of Kerala.
Business Standard reported that 31,000 persons had applied for the rally.
The Logical Indian wishes to reiterate its stance that Aadhaar being a goldmine of information, its getting into the wrong hands will have catastrophic consequences.
There should be strict action taken against those responsible for breaches or making fake Aadhaar cards. And the government should ensure that such violations of privacy and of the Aadhaar Act do not take place in the future.