An Aadhaar card. Photo: Flickr
An Aadhaar card. Photo: Flickr

Delhi police have arrested two men who allegedly ran a fake Aadhaar card racket.

According to police, the pair assured women and elderly people that they would get their cards made for them but later gave them fake ones. 

An Aadhaar number is a 12-digit identifier issued to all Indian residents.

Police claim they used a fake login ID to hack into the records of a company responsible for collecting information used for issuing Aadhaar cards.

Mohammad Saddam Hussein, 25, and Mohit, 23,  were arrested under the Aadhar Act, after police received a complaint from Arun Singh, deputy director of the Unique Identification Authority of India, regarding a person in Delhi’s Mangolpuri area charging money for Aadhar documents and misusing the Aadhaar Enrolment System.

According to reports, Hussein ran a shop called “All in one documentation,” where he allegedly made fake Aadhaar cards that he sold for Rs200. 

Police seized laptops and pen drives from the former IT workers, and the crime branch is attempting to identify other suspects involved in the operation.

A case of cheating and forgery has been registered.