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UIDAI files FIR against duo for Jind man’s biometric misuse


CHANDIGARH/JIND: The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has filed an FIR in case of misuse of biometrics of former Aadhaar operator Vikram to withdraw money from his two accounts.

UIDAI deputy director Ashutosh (makes use of simplest first identify) on Saturday gave a complaint to the Jind police “for unlawful transaction the use of biometrics (fingerprints) of different person”. NewsTread had in its January 29, 2019 edition reported intimately about the misuse of biometrics of Vikram. At that time, the State Bank of India (SBI) had cautioned UIDAI about Aadhaar data breach but the authority had denied the possibility of breach and misuse of biometrics.



In the FIR, Aadhaar government have named two persons Shamsher Singh of Jind, Haryana, and Mohd Rafi Ansari of Bihar. After doing its own preliminary investigation, UIDAI informed police that “in accordance with inputs supplied via banks, NPCI and different reliable sources”, they discovered that the transactions had been done the use of devices “recognized to be operated via these two banking correspondents”. The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) is an umbrella organization for all retail payments in the nation.

Acting on the FIR filed on Saturday, Jind police arrested Shamsher on Sunday. A group of UIDAI officers from Chandigarh and Delhi could also be tenting in the Haryana the city and wearing out its own investigation.


Jind SSP Ashwin Shenvi showed that an individual has been arrested for biometric misuse on the foundation of complaint via the UIDAI officers. “The accused has been recognized as Shamsher Singh, a resident of Sudkain village of Uchana the city of Jind. He used to be produced in Narwana courtroom, which sent him to two-day police remand,” he added.


Rs33 lakh high-quality used to be imposed on former Aadhaar operator


The latest motion via UIDAI comes once they had known as in Vikram, who used to be hired via a company sub-contracted via SBI for Aadhaar enrollment, on February 2 for questioning about his complaint about misuse of his biometrics and the Rs 33 lakh imposed on him via the authority. There is, however, no information about any steps taken via UIDAI in case of alleged unauthorised Aadhaar playing cards generated the use of Vikram’s ID and biometrics and the Rs 33-lakh high-quality imposed on him.


Since the NewsTread record, UIDAI has made some adjustments like introducing an additional step in the process of registering new operators. It additionally introduced a brand new model of its software and as an alternative of downloading the similar thru a link, as was once the case, operators are given a copy in a password-protected pen power and financial institution officers need to oversee the whole procedure.


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