Saddam Hussain Tried Making An Aadhaar Card For Laden

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Islamabad: Former al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden may be dead, but in Rajasthan’s Bhilwara district, a man named Saddam Hussain operating an E-Mitra kiosk centre tried to make an Aadhaar card for the slain terrorist.

However, officials of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) reported the matter to the police after receiving information about it.

Police have arrested Saddam Hussain Mansuri, 25, who runs an Aadhaar card registration centre in Mandal town.The accused had allegedly uploaded a blurred picture of Laden along with other details.

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UIDAI officials found discrepancies in the application and forwarded the matter for investigation, SP, Bhilwara, Pradeep Mohan Sharma told the news agency PTI.

The state IT department had forwarded the complaint to him and a case was filed against Mansuri with the Mandal Police Station on Friday evening, Sharma said.

Mandal Circle officer Chanchal Mishra said the accused will be produced before a court today and will be taken on remand for further interrogation into the matter.

She said that a case under the IT Act has been registered against the accused. US commandos killed bin Laden at his hideout in Pakistan’s Abbottabad in 2011, during the tenure of former President Barack Obama.