Assam Northeast

Fake Aadhar card centre busted in Dibrugarh

Dibrugarh police busted an Aadhar card enrollment racket in the Dibrujan area of upper Assam Dibrugarh town on Saturday.

According to police, the racket led by one Khalil Rahman was allegedly running an unauthorized Aadhar enrollment centre in Dibrujan area of Dibrugarh. He is allegedly collecting ₹ 350 to 450 per Aadhar enrollment from various applicants.

The racket is said to be running the Aadhar Centre in an Anganbadi centre at Kalibari road in Dibrujan area of Paltan Bazar, Dibrugarh.

As per few complainants, the centre is almost operating on a daily basis from 6 pm to 10 pm for around last two months.

It is also alleged that the said racket has collected advance amounts from many people committing their enrollment but no enrollment is done as on date.

A team of Dibrugarh Police led by OC Bularam Terong, TSI Arjun Singh, and Barbari IC Hemanta Sharma reached the spot after receiving the complaints. But the culprits managed to flee away.

Assistant Commissioner, Jyotikona Chetia also visited the spot to enquire into the matter.

“We have received the complaint and started the enquiry. The district administration is going to lodge an FIR regarding this. We will take strict action against the culprits,” said Jyotikona Chetia, Assistant Commissioner, Dibrugarh.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner, Dibrugarh, Pallav Gopal Jha said that he has initiated an enquiry on this and strict action will be taken against the culprits.

Dibrugarh Superintendent of Police Shwetank Mishra said that police will take strict lawful action on this.

“We are investigating the complaints against running of fake Aadhar card centre in Dibrugarh. Earlier, we have arrested many persons for running illegal Aadhar card, centres” said Mishra.

Sources said many illegal Aadhar centres are running in different parts of Dibrugarh and charging high fees from the people.

As per the allegation, an Aadhar centre at Goenka market in Dibrugarh town has been charging Rs 400-450 to make Aadhar cards.

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