FPJ, July 25, 2012
Less than 20 days after bundles of MSEDCL
electricity bills were found lying with a scrap dealer in Nallasopara, around 60 Aadhar
cards were recovered from a garbage bin
(East) on Tuesday.
The cards, wrapped in a black polythene bag, were spotted by a rag-picker
in the Sai Dutt Nagar area of Virar (East). The rag-picker informed local resident Balmukund Mishra, who rushed to the spot and was shocked to find the cards dumped in the garbage bin. Incidentally, Mishra was on his way to the Virar Post Office to inquire about his Aadhar card, when the rag-picker informed him about the abandoned cards. And to his utter disbelief, Mishra found six cards, belonging to him and his family members.
Although Mishra is happy to get hold of the long-awaited government document, he is worried about consequences of such a careless attitude of concerned authorities. “Aadhar is a vital identification document
for Indian citizens, had it not been misused if fallen in wrong hands,” questioned Mishra.