Jaipur: Belying government’s claim about security of Unique Identity Number (UID), nearly 2000 Aadhar card have been found in a scrap dealer’s shop in Jaipur. Somebody had brought a sack full of Aadhar cards and sold them to the scrap dealer.

A scrap dealer in Jalupura area of Jaipur today found more than 2,000 Aadhaar cards in a sack of old newspapers sold to him, the police said. Someone sold a sack of old newspapers to a scrap dealer, Imran, who later found out that it also contained over 2,000 Aadhaar cards, they said. Imran said he informed the police and the department of information technology and communication when he found the cards. “It appears to be a parcel of Aadhaar cards which were to be delivered by post,” Station House Officer (SHO) of Jalupura police station Likhma Ram said.

“The cards were to be dispatched locally. So, most likely the parcel somehow got misplaced from the general post office here,” Ram added. The police said that the postal department officials had been informed and the matter was being probed to ascertain how the cards were dumped in such a manner.

Congress leader and ward councillor of 76, Ikramddin Khan said that children informed him about so many Aadhar cards at the scrap dealer’s shop. He reached there and took them into his possession



According to him he then called people from the details given in Aadhar card for verification. “They belonged to all kind of people including school children, youths, professionals and women. They said they have been waiting for their Aadhar cards for months,” Khan said.

Raising question over the government’s claim of safety and security of Aadhar cards, the Congress leader said it shows how careless and insensitive the government is. “Imagine the mental torture and agony, the children and their parents went through because Aadhar card are mandatory for admission in schools. A large number of Aadhar cards found in the sack at the scrap dealer’s shop are in the name of school going children,” he claimed and demanded action against those responsible.