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FIR registered on fake order linking land records to Aadhaar

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New Delhi, June 20: A fresh controversy over Aadhar erupted, after a fake government letter went viral on the social media ordering digitisation of land records and linking them to Aadhaar number, officials said on Tuesday.

A FIR has been registered by Delhi Police in this regard following the complaint of  Sheo Nath Singh, Under Secretary in the Cabinet Secretariat.

On Monday, Sheo Nath Singh had filed a police complaint about the fake government letter dated June 15.

Deputy Commissioner of Police, B.K. Singh told IANS that it is difficult for them to track down the origin of the letter from where it was being circulated on the social media.

It is said in the complaint that a fake letter with his signature was circulated on the social media and he has been getting phone calls seeking clarification on the matter.

The fake letter, marked to Chief Secretaries and Additional Chief Secretaries of all states, “orders all land records to be digitised before August 14, 2017 and adds that properties which are not linked to Aadhaar shall be considered for appropriate action under Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amendment Act, 2016”.

The official, in his complaint, said the letter “was neither issued by the Office of Cabinet Secretariat nor signed by him”

Wefornews Bureau

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