Bantwal: Unauthorized registration for Adhar cards - party leader's house raided

Mounesh Vishwakarma

Daijiworld Media Network - Bantwal (SP)

Bantwal, Jul 12: A team of officials led by the tahasildar of the taluk, Purandara Hegde, raided a house at Kelaginapete here on Tuesday July 11, after getting reliable information that without prior permission of the government, registration was going on there for the issuance of Adhar cards. During the raid, equipments which are used in registration for Adhar card were found there. These items were confiscated by the team.

The house concerned belongs to a party leader. During the raid by the team, it was found that an Adhar registration centre was functional at the spot. A laptop, a printer, a scanner, an eye scan, a biometric system, a digital camera, and a GPS system were seized from the spot, officials stated.

The officials during the scrutiny found that 19 registrations were done at the centre on Wednesday and 75 on Tuesday. Although the man concerned claimed that he holds permission to register for Adhar cards within Kadaba panchayat limits, during the raid, no such records were made available, said tahasildar, Purander Hegde.

A case against the person concerned was filed in the town police station here. The tahasildar said that he has asked the officials to take appropriate legal steps against the erring persons.

In addition to the head of the raiding team, tahasildar Purander Hegde, revenue inspector from here, Naveen Benjanapadavu, Seetharam Kammaje of taluk administration, taluk panchayat staff, Vishu Kumar, village accountant, Raju Lamani, and other personnel of the office were in the raiding party.