The Madhya Pradesh High Court recently, while hearing a habeas corpus petition, came across two Aadhaar cards pertaining to one individual bearing the same number, having different dates of birth and directed the state government and the Unique Identification Authority of India to conduct enquiries in this regard.
The petitioner in this case and the girl (corpus) had produced Aadhaar card. The date of birth in the one produced by the corpus was 01.01.1997 and in the other, it was 2.9.2000. Both cards had the same Aadhaar number.
The court had then directed the Unique Identification Authority of India to place on record complete procedure for incorporating data on Aadhaar card and also the procedure on the basis of which such data can be changed/ corrected.
When the matter was taken on 16th of March, the Assistant Solicitor General for Union of India sought an adjournment to enable the Unique Identification Authority of India to place on record the procedure adhered to while preparing two Aadhaar cards.
The bench posted the matter on 27th March, and observed: “State functionaries are also directed to cause in-depth enquiry in respect of the authenticity of the Aadhaar Cards which is the subject matter in the present petition; as this Court is not satisfied the manner in which the enquiry has been conducted and the status report has been filed.”