Police Station in Mankhurd makes Aadhaar mandatory for FIR


Oct 29, 2004

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Do you need Aadhaar cards to lodge FIRs? The Mankhurd police have pasted a notification inside the station, asking people to produce their Aadhaar cards while filing complaints.

The notification, written in Marathi, a copy of which is with DNA, reads: "It is necessary to bring your Aadhaar card to the police station to register a complaint."

When DNA asked senior officers about it, they were baffled. The government has not issued any such rule, they said. "Citizens have a right to file complaints at police stations and it does not require Aadhaar cards," said a senior officer on condition of anonymity.

After DNA brought this to the notice of senior police officers, an internal inquiry was ordered. "When we enquired with the Mankhurd police, they said that the new computerised system has a provision to enter Aadhaar card details while filing complaints. This might have confused them," an officer said.

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