Days after mid-day published an investigation on the illegal Aadhaar centres operational in Thane, the Crime Branch has started investigating them.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) Dipak Deoraj told mid-day that the Thane police have written a letter to the Collector, asking whether the private Aadhaar centres are illegal.
My officers have told me that those Aadhaar centres only do printing jobs and are not updating or issuing any fresh Aadhaar cards.
Illegal centres still operateBut, in spite of the government ban on all private bodies accepting documents to make Aadhaar cards, tiny illegal shops offering Aadhaar services at high prices thrive in Thane.
mid-day revisited the illegal private centres mentioned in the report earlier and they were still operational.
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