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When Saddam Hussain Tried To Get An Aadhaar Card Made For Osama Bin Laden

No one knows why.

15/05/2017 4:15 PM IST | Updated 15/05/2017 5:03 PM IST
HuffPost India

Osama bin Laden is dead and gone but a Saddam Hussain operating an E-Mitra kiosk centre in Rajasthan's Bhilwara district tried to make an Aadhaar card for the slain Al Qaeda terrorist.

However, officials of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) got a whiff of the matter and reported it to the police.

Police have arrested Saddam Hussain Mansuri, 25, who runs an Aadhaar card registration centre in Mandal town.The accused had allegedly uploaded a blurred picture of Laden along with other details. It's not clear why he needed to get an Aadhaar card made in the name of the dreaded terrorist.

UIDAI officials found discrepancies in the application and forwarded the matter for investigation, SP, Bhilwara, Pradeep Mohan Sharma told PTI.

He said the state IT department had forwarded the complaint to him and a case was filed against Mansuri with the Mandal Police Station on Friday evening, Sharma said.

Mandal Circle officer, Chanchal Mishra, said that the accused will be produced before a court today and will be taken on remand for further interrogation into the matter.

She said that a case under the IT Act has been registered against the accused.

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