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'IT firm had Aadhaar details of 7.82 crore'


HYDERABAD: Telangana State Forensic Science Laboratory (TSFSL) all over the exam of more than a few digital data recovered previous through Telangana police from the premises of IT Grids (India) Pvt Ltd on the suspicion of breach of Voter ID and Aadhaar data, discovered that IT Grids was once allegedly in possession of "7,82,21,397" data of Aadhaar data belonging to Telangana and Andhra Pradesh for the aim of Seva Mitra App belonging to Telugu Desam Party (TDP). In the forensic exam, the officials discovered that the structure and size of the database in possession of IT Grids is very similar to that of databases that can have been in the beginning owned through Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).

It was once in line with the ideas given through Special Investigation Team (SIT) led through Inspector General of Police, Stephen Raveendra, UIDAI lodged a complaint in Madhapur police station on Friday mentioning the other findings of SIT. Madhapur police registered a case below sections 37,38(a), 38(b), 38(g), 40, 42,44 of Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016. This case too goes to be transferred to SIT.


"The investigation so far published that Seva Mitra Application is suspected to be using stolen electorate’ data together with Aadhaar data of the state governments of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh for voter profiling, centered campaigning or even deletion of votes. During the course of investigation, seek was once carried out in the premises of IT Grids and seven arduous disks and others digital proof have been seized from the scene of offence,’’ Deputy Director of Aadhaar, T Bhavani Prasad, told police in his complaint.


When the gadgets have been sent to TSFSL for exam, they in flip gave a initial report back to SIT informing that the gadgets comprise massive amount of data and it require intensive analysis.


"TSFSL has categorically mentioned that the seized arduous disks comprise a database of numerous data bearing on Aadhaar number in a particular structural database. Strengthening the suspicion, upon further exam of the digital proof it was once found out that a whopping 7,82,21,397 data of Aadhaar data belonging to the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh have been discovered and used by IT Grids (India) for the aim of Seva Mitra Application belonging to TDP," TSFSL finding as discussed in First Information Report (FIR) mentioned.


During the investigation it was once discovered that the structure and size of the database as maintained through IT Grids is very similar to the databases that can have been in the beginning owned through UIDAI. The data of the few persons- M Jayamohan Reddy, Akkala Maddileti Reddy, Akula Ravi Kumar, Abdas Venkata Pratap as furnished to Telangana police through first complaint Lokeswara Reddy, including his own main points, when verified through TSFSL, the data of those 5 persons have been discovered in the seized arduous disks, which contained other data below other box names.


"The presence of HID_NUM (box identify) raises a robust suspicion that the information can have been obtained both from Central Identities Data Repository (CIDR) or from one of the State Resident Data Hubs (SRDH) aligned to CIDR. Availability of such unique data of an Aadhaar number signifies that the accused in this case may have illegally accessed CIDR or SRDH and has used such data of data for wrongful achieve. The accused is in possession of this sort of delicate database in a removable garage, which is in contravention of Aadhaar Act," police mentioned.


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