Man Files Plea Before Calcutta HC Seeking Issuance Of Aadhaar Card; Union Govt Says He Impersonated His Mother [Read Order]

Man Files Plea Before Calcutta HC Seeking Issuance Of Aadhaar Card; Union Govt Says He Impersonated His Mother [Read Order]

A curious case relating to the issuance of an Aadhaar card has come up before Calcutta High Court. One Majibar Rahman has filed the writ petition seeking issuance of Aadhaar card.

Responding to his plea, the Union Government counsel contended that he allegedly impersonated his mother and gave his fingerprints instead of his mother’s. According to the petitioner, his mother is dead. The authority then sought some time to verify the death of the mother.

Justice Debangsu Basak then listed the writ petition in the monthly list of April 2018 and observed: "This order will not prevent the authorities in acting in accordance with law, including initiation of a criminal proceeding if the law requires it to do so."

In the ongoing hearing before the Supreme Court, challenging the validity of Aadhaar, senior advocate Shyam Divan had highlighted that one of the problems observed in the report was about impersonation by certain individuals at the time of enrolment for issue of unique identification numbers. However, the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016 penalises impersonation at time of enrolment.

Read the Order Here