Man arrested for making 'fake' Aadhaar cards in Chandigarh

Chandigarh: A 29-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly making fake Aadhaar cards under the garb of running computer training institutes, police said.

The crime branch of Chandigarh Police arrested the accused Mukesh Kumar for making fake Aadhaar cards, they said here. Acting on a tip-off, police sent a decoy customer for getting 'Aadhaar card' made by Kumar, who was running this illegal business at village Hallo Mahra, they said.

A sum of Rs 1,000 was given by the decoy to Kumar, who assured to provide the card within on hour, police claimed. When he was going to handover the fake card, Kumar was held, police said. A case under sections 420, 467, 468 of the IPC have been registered against him.

Police also recovered fake Aadhaar card making equipment including computers, printer, scanner and other materials from his shop. During interrogation, the accused confessed that he had been preparing fake Aadhaar cards of residents residing in slum areas or colonies for the last three years.

Kumar was running two computer training institutes at villages, Hallo Majra and Naya Gaon, and was providing computer education to people. He was also engaged in making corrections or additions in genuine Aadhaar cards through government portal.

After receiving the original Aadhaar cards, he used to change photos and address of applicants to make fake cards, police said.

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