Dibrugarh Police busted an illegal Aadhaar card centre at Paltan Bazar in Assam’s Dibrugarh on Sunday.

Three persons have been detained in this connection.

The arrested persons have been identified as 29-year-old Dipen Doley, 27-year-old Bitupan Deori and 30-year-old Aibi Deori of Lakhimpur.

“We received specific information on the functioning of an illegal Aadhaar card centre at Paltan Bazar area of Dibrugarh,” the officer-in-charge of Dibrugarh police station, Rajiv Saikia, told Northeast Now.

“On the basis of the inputs, we conducted a search operation and found that three persons were operating an illegal Aadhaar card centre in the area at the resident of Atiqur Rahman,” Saikia said.

“We have detained three persons in connection with the case. Three more persons have also been picked up for investigation,” the police officer added.

Saikia informed that they have seized desktop, laptops, Aadhaar forms and cash worth Rs 5,000 from the possession of the detained persons.

“They took Rs 300 each for making Aadhar cards. We have also seized a Tata Nixon car, bearing registration no (AR 01M 8130). We are investigating the case and we will crackdown on all other illegal Aadhaar centres operating in Dibrugarh soon,” he said.

Sources said many illegal Aadhaar centres are being operated across Assam and they are making huge money through these illegal centres.

“Many people came here for making Aadhaar cards. They took the house on rent and they were operating from here for the last several days,” a local resident said.

Avik Chakraborty

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