UIDAI registers FIR against Tribune scribe

Kashmir Times. Dated: 1/8/2018 11:19:11 AM

NEW DELHI, Jan 7 (Agencies): The Delhi Police has registered an FIR on a complaint by a Deputy Director of the Unique Identification Authority of India in connection with a newspaper report on the breach of details of the over one billion Aadhaar cards, naming the journalist behind the story.
UIDAI Deputy Director B M Patnaik informed the police that an input was received from The Tribune that the newspaper purchased a service being offered by anonymous sellers over WhatsApp that provided unrestricted access to details of any of the more than 1 billion Aadhaar numbers created in India, the police said today.
On January 5, a complaint was received from Patnaik and the FIR was registered the same day, they said.
The police was informed by the UIDAI official that the correspondent of The Tribune, posing as a buyer, had purchased the details.
The FIR mentions the names of the journalist and the people the reporter reached out to purchase the Aadhaar data, but they have not been shown as accused, the police said.

 

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