A Division bench of the Gujarat HC held directed the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to verify the authenticity of two Aadhaar Cards of same person bearing different sates of birth. A bench comprising of Justice Sonia Gokani and Justice N. Vanjaria while hearing a habeas corpus petition has directed the UIDAI to validate the same.
The petitioner had lodged an FIR in 2019 for the offences punishable under section 363 and 366 of the Indian Penal Code for kidnapping or abducting woman to compel her marriage. In the above case, petitioner filed a habeas corpus petition alleging she was a minor and was abducted on June 2019 by a man from Muzaffarnagar in UP from his lawful custody.
Noting the fact that an FIR has been lodged, the bench opined that the verification of both the Adhar Cards and the scrutiny with regard to the truthfulness of the documents will be very vital in the instant case.
The Justices stated that it is therefore necessary for the court to know the genuineness of the Aadhar Card possessed by the corpus and that it is even more important in wake of the allegations made by the corpus against the paternal uncle.
In accordance with the previous order of the court, on instructions, the APP had submitted that UIDAI shall require specific direction and three clear days to verify and to report to this court.
The court has directed UIDAI to verify these two Aadhar Cards, which shall be forwarded to it by the Anti-Human Trafficking Cell, Ahmadabad Rural, in connection with FIR. In the light of the events, the court further directed that the corpus to remain lodged at Nari Sanrakshan Guha. The HC will hear further matter on September 2.