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Gurgaon: Rajiv Nagar residents demand action against ‘fake’ firm promising ration cards

The residents alleged they were asked to fill forms, sign documents and give their Aadhaar numbers for getting ration cards made.

gurgaon Updated: Jul 05, 2017 23:14 IST
Abhishek Behl
Residents of Rajiv Nagar handed over one of the firm’s employees to the Sector 14 police on Wednesday.
Residents of Rajiv Nagar handed over one of the firm’s employees to the Sector 14 police on Wednesday. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Residents of Rajiv Nagar area here on Wednesday demanded action against an allegedly fictitious firm that they said was promising them of issuing ration cards.

On Tuesday, a group of residents of street no 8 caught hold of one of the employees of the firm and took him to the Sector 14 police station for verification. The residents alleged they were asked to fill forms, sign documents and give their Aadhaar numbers for getting ration cards made.

The police, however, said they have questioned the person and asked him to provide documents from the government on the basis of which he claimed to provide ration cards.

The locals demanded that action should be initiated against the firm as there was a possibility of misuse of their Aadhaar card numbers. “The people are worried that their signatures and Aadhaar numbers could be misused by these people. They did not show us any valid document or permission from the government,” said Chetan Sharma, a resident.

Nearly 500 people in Rajiv Nagar’s different parts have paid Rs 10, along with the form to the firm’s employees. “These people have been operating since last two days. However, yesterday, when they were filling the forms, people got suspicious. We dialled the police control room and handed over one of the suspects to the police,” said Naresh Yadav, another resident.

The residents the informed the Bhartender Singh, SHO, Sector 14 police station and apprised him about their apprehensions. The police reassured the residents that the matter is being investigated. “We have asked the person to submit details of the permission obtained from food and supplies department for making ration cards. We are also independently verifying the details and if any falsification or discrepancy is found then a case would be registered against the firm”, Singh said.