Jhulaghat (Pithoragarh): SSB soldiers of Haldu post caught a Nepali person having Indian Aadhar card and driving license at Nepal border. Nepal’s citizenship certificate was also obtained from that person. The person has been identified with name as Prakash Chand. Prakash is a resident of Aamchur village of Baitari who works at a Model Town in Ludhiana, Punjab.
He had got Aadhar card under his name following some illegal procedure. Deepak Singh Jwala, Assistant Commandant, SSB, said that person will be handed over to the police after interrogation. Local police has also informed about this to Punjab police as well. Police station incharge Dhyan Singh said that that person will be handed over to Punjab police.
Information have come to knowledge that Nepali people staying in India for job purposes have managed to illegally obtain Indian Aadhar card, voter identity card, driving license and many other valid documents. News about Aadhar card for foreigners staying in India is not new. Stories about illegal immigrants from Bangladesh having Aadhar card and other such documents have come into notice from time to time.
However, as per the definition of Aadhaar, Aadhar card does not guarantee the citizenship of India and a person staying in India legally is free to apply for Aadhar card following certain criteria. It is the 12-digit unique number that matters the most and not the physical Aadhar card as details of the Aadhaar number holder are kept secure at UIDAI data servers which can be accessed for various verification processes.