February 5, 2018 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Jaipur: The tall claims made by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) and BJP lead Union government last month about the safety and security of Aadhar card once again has been vindicated. The Rajasthan police on Sunday lodged an FIR against a Pakistani Hindu migrant in Sriganganagar district for possessing an Aadhaar card even though he hasn’t been granted Indian citizenship yet.
Suspected man, identified as Purkha Ram, was reportedly apprehended from near the Air Force station in Jaisalmer last month by security officials.
“An Aadhaar card was recovered from Ram, who migrated from Pakistan in the early 2000s and settled here. He still holds a Pakistani passport as he hasn’t been granted Indian citizenship yet,” said Phool Chand, SHO, Vijaynagar police station, Sriganganagar while interacting with the media.
“Purkha Ram was let off after several security agencies interrogated him but didn’t find anything suspicious.”
“Ram has several relatives living in Rajasthan and went to work as a labourer in Jaisalmer when he was apprehended. We are trying to find out how he managed to get an Aadhaar card made without being a citizen of India,” Phool Chand added to his statement. He said that an FIR was registered against Purkha Ram under sections 467 (Forgery of valuable security, will, etc.) and 468 (Forgery for purpose of cheating) of the IPC.
“We will be interrogating Ram to know more about the avenues through which he managed to get the card made. Prior to migrating to India, he was a resident of Bariyar in Pakistan. Preliminary investigation suggests he had applied for Indian citizenship but the application is still under process,” reads the quote from the statement of SHO Phool Chand published in Indian Expres (IE).