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Thursday, 08 August 2013 | Pramod Kumar Singh | New Delhi

Despite the Delhi State Election Commission cracking down on bogus voters and deleting over 12 lakh fake names from the voters’ list, 30 residents of Seelampur got voter ID cards on the basis of a “single” Aadhar Card.

Cross verification of the documents submitted by the voters revealed that all of them had submitted the same Aadhar card bearing number 229575371505 for getting the voter ID cards. An FIR was registered against the 30 accused under sections 420/468/471 of the IPC at Seelampur police station on Tuesday. But till late on Wednesday, no arrest has been made, said officers of North-East district. An inspector-level officer has been trusted with the task of investigation. The Pioneer is in the possession of a copy of the FIR (330/13) containing all the 30 names.

“We will summon all those named in the FIR for questioning, and punitive action will be initiated once the papers submitted by them are verified,” the police official added. According to a Delhi Police official, this is the first case of its kind where the same Aadhar card has been used for the registration of 30 voters. What is more galling is the fact that booth-level officers (BLOs) failed to notice this. This fraud was detected during the revision of the electoral roll.

According to the complaint lodged by the Assistant Electoral Registration Officer of Seelampur Assembly constituency, Anand Kumar, “It has been revealed that a number of application forms contain the same ID/address proof with the same serial number but different names/photos. This is not possible as Aadhar card/electricity bill contains unique numbers.

Sources told The Pioneer that this was just tip of the iceberg as a large number of bogus voters have made their entries in the electoral rolls by furnishing fake address and identity proofs. Chief Electoral Officer has ordered a fresh scrutiny of all the revised rolls of the 70 Assembly constituencies to identify and weed out bogus voter







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