DIMAPUR, Oct 12 - A 25-year-old man was arrested for allegedly undertaking illegal enrollment of Aadhaar cards in Dimapur.
Police, in a release, said the incident came to light after two persons were produced in East Police Station on October 10 by personnel of Special Branch Dimapur along with an FIR stating that they were engaged in illegal Aadhaar enrollment.
A case was registered and taken up for investigation, informed the release.
Preliminary investigation revealed that that one Moinul Hoque of Dhekiajuli, Assam and presently a resident of Dimapur was found to be involved in illegal enrollment of Aadhaar, it said.
“The accused is an employee of Aadhaar correction centre at Purana Bazar and he had illegally obtained a user’s ID of New Aadhaar Enrollment from one Mahaboob Ahmed of Guwahati for a period of one month by paying a sum of Rs 23,000,” it added.
Accordingly, he was engaged in illegal Aadhaar enrollment, mostly non-locals, at the rate of Rs 500 since September 7, 2017 without the knowledge of the proprietors, the police said,
The modus operandi, according to police, was to operate from 1500 hrs to 1900 hrs when all other employees have left the office. The police estimated that so far the accused had enrolled about 150 to 200 persons illegally.
The other person was let off after preliminary investigation revealed that he was not involved in the process.
The police pointed out that since August 2017, the Nagaland Government has banned all private enrollment of Aadhaar and has authorised only designated government offices, i.e., DC, ADC, SDO (C) for Aadhaar enrollment. Further investigation is on to unearth the extent of the illegal enrollment, the police added.