Saddam Mansuri, a 35-year-old Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) operator, was booked by officials on Sunday, May 14, for trying to make an Aadhaar card for slain Al Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden.
Mansuri, who runs an Aadhaar registration centre in Mandal area of Bhilwara city in Rajasthan, tried to enrol an Aadhar card in the dead terrorist's name a few days back but inconsistencies in the address led the officials to file a complaint against him.
According to the Times of India, Deputy SP Chanchal Mishra said: "Mansuri filled Abbottabad, district Bhilwara, as Laden's address; he also uploaded a picture of the terrorist which was blurred. He did not upload details such as thumb impression or identification proof."
Sanjay Aludia, who works for the IT department in Mandal, said the verification department of the UIDAI also found other details like iris scan missing. "Our technical team in New Delhi found the anomalies highly suspicious and informed Rajasthan government's department of IT. I received a call from Jaipur office and immediately filed an FIR," Aludia said.
Following Aludia's complaint, the Mandal police filed a case against Mansrui under relevant sections of the IT Act.
The police are waiting for the IT department to share the documentary evidence with them for beginning the investigation.
"Once we have all the documents, the accused would be quizzed as to why he tried to get an Aadhaar in the name of dead terrorist," an officer said.
Meanwhile, Aludia said that Mansuri has claimed to be innocent and that somebody else might have uploaded the enrolment details.
"However, the user ID belonged to Mansuri and the application could have only been uploaded under his supervision," Aludia said.