Guwahati: In a major breakthrough, the Hyderabad police on Friday arrested a gang of eight persons involved in running a fake Aadhaar card racket by using the IDs of Assam and fabricated documents.
Based on a police complaint from the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the West zone task force team and Golconda police launched an operation and arrested the culprits identified as Nitesh Singh (30) and Mohd. Sohil (23) of Borabanda, Syed Mustafa (28) and Mohd. Azhar Shareef (27) of Tolichowki, Rabbani M.A (28) of Kachiguda, Shaik Jahangir Pasha (37) of Miyapur, Mohd. Anwaruddin (34) of Rajendra Nagar and Mohd. Ahmed (20) of Charminar.
According to reports, the gang was collecting around Rs 2000 to 3000 from the applicants for enrolling and updating Aadhaar.
During the operation, the Hyderabad police seized six laptops, six fingerprint slabs, six cameras, five stamps, Aadhaar card enrollment forms attested by a fake gazetted officer, forged birth certificates, fake Aadhar cards and cash worth Rs 80,000 from their possession.
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