Case of Aadhaar Fraud in Surat


Oct 29, 2004
Rubber Thumb Used in Surat to Alter Aadhaar Data For Just Rs 300 - The Quint

The last couple of weeks saw Surat make headlines after a series of Aadhaar-related scams were unearthed. The latest? Aadhaar data was being allegedly modified by the men running an unauthorised Aadhaar centre in Pandesera by using a rubber thumb impression of a bank manager. The manager was authorised by the UIDAI to create and edit data on the UIDAI portal.

The data was being allegedly changed for a mere Rs 300. Pandesera Police have arrested two persons on Saturday, 3 February, while another is absconding. According to police sources, the accused have been running the scam for over one-and-a-half years.

The accused – Hiren Prajapati (26) and Prashant Pradhan (20), both residents of Pandesera – were allegedly making the changes without collecting any documents. They were remanded to three days’ police custody by a local court on Sunday.