Aadhaar card
Representative image.

Dibrugarh police busted an illegal Aadhar card enrolment centre in the Dibrujan area of upper Assam’s Dibrugarh town on Saturday.

According to police, the racket, led by one Khalil Rahman, has been allegedly running an unauthorized Aadhar enrolment centre in the Dibrujan area of Dibrugarh.

The centre is allegedly collecting Rs 350-Rs 450 per Aadhar enrolment from the people who apply for Aadhaar card.

The racket is said to be running the Aadhar enrolment centre in an Anganbadi centre at Kalibari road in the Dibrujan area of Paltan Bazar, Dibrugarh.

As per few complainants, the centre is operating on a daily basis from 6 pm to 10 pm for the last two months.

It has been alleged that the said racket has collected money in advance from many people for their Aadhaar enrolment but no enrolment has been done till date.

A team of Dibrugarh Police, led by officer-in-charge Bularam Terong, TSI Arjun Singh and Barbari in-charge Hemanta Sharma reached the spot after receiving the complaints.

But the racketeers managed to flee from the centre.

Assistant commissioner Jyotikona Chetia also visited the spot to enquire into the matter.

“We have received the complaint and started an enquiry. The district administration will lodge an FIR in connection to this case. We will take strict action against the culprits,” said Jyotikona Chetia, assistant commissioner, Dibrugarh.

Meanwhile, Dibrugarh deputy commissioner Pallav Gopal Jha said he has initiated an enquiry into the matter and that strict action would be taken against the culprits.

Dibrugarh superintendent of police Shwetank Mishra said police will take strict action against those involved in the racket.

Sources said many illegal Aadhar centres are illegally running in different parts of Dibrugarh and charging high rates from the people.

As per allegations, an Aadhaar centre at Goenka market in Dibrugarh town has been charging Rs 400-Rs 450 to make Aadhaar cards.

Avik Chakraborty

Avik Chakraborty is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dibrugarh. He can be reached at: babs8oct@gmail.com