In a recent development, the Bhosari Police in Pune have successfully apprehended four individuals involved in running a fake Aadhaar card center. The accused, identified as Shivraj Prakash Chambhare (Kamble), an unnamed woman, Dhondiba Prakash Shewalkar, and Ganesh Ramdas Yangad, operated the unauthorized center for an extended period, engaging in fraudulent activities related to Aadhaar cards and other government documents.
According to the information available, the accused were fully aware that they lacked authorization to make any alterations or engage in activities concerning Aadhaar cards. Despite this knowledge, they persisted in creating fake changes in Aadhaar cards and other official government documents.
The case was brought to the attention of the Bhosari Police on Wednesday by the complainant, Shyamveer Namdeo Gaikwad. Upon launching an investigation into the matter, the police discovered that the accused had been deceiving the government by making unauthorized modifications to Aadhaar cards and other related documents.
All four accused have been taken into custody by the Bhosari Police, and a case has been registered against them under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Aadhaar Card Act, 2016. The sections include 420 (cheating), 465 (forgery), 468 (forgery for cheating), 471 (using as genuine a forged document), 473 (making or possessing counterfeit seal), and 34 (common intention) of the IPC, along with Sections 36 (unauthorized access to the Central Identities Data Repository) and 42 (tampering of records) of the Aadhaar Card Act, 2016.
The investigation is ongoing as authorities work to unravel the extent of the fraudulent activities carried out by the unauthorized Aadhaar card center.