Pakistan espionage case: Seized ID card has right address, wrong area

Police sources confirmed that no Rodgran mohalla nor gali near Madari was located in Chandni Chowk.

Written by Alok Singh | New Delhi | Updated: October 28, 2016 12:17 pm
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When Delhi Police detained Pakistan High Commission staffer Mehmood Akhtar for allegedly possessing sensitive defence documents, he identified himself as Mehboob Rajput and produced an Aadhaar card bearing the name and an address in Old Delhi’s Chandni Chowk.

The address on the Aadhaar card — 2350, Gali Near Madari, Rodgran Mohalla, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi 110006 — is correct, except that the house is actually on G B Road, Delhi’s red light area, nearly a kilometre away.

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Police sources confirmed that no Rodgran mohalla nor gali near Madari was located in Chandni Chowk.

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The Indian Express tracked the address to a three-storey residential complex on G B Road, where residents had the same address on their Aadhaar cards. Eight families live there and since Thursday morning have been visited often by police.

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“On Wednesday evening, a police officer, not from the local police came here. He was carrying an Aadhaar card mentioning the address of this place. But we never saw that person whose photograph was on it,” said Mohammad Anees, who works as a supplier of stapler pins. He lives there with his family.

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According to Anees, the building belonged to his ancestors. Eight families live on several floors of the building and they mostly work as private employees in shops or factories. “The whole address on Akhtar’s Aadhar card was correct except for the locality, Chandni Chowk. I have never seen anybody like Akhtar around the house or lanes,” Anees said.

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The Crime Branch believes Akhtar forged the Aadhaar card from a local tout in the Walled City. While being questioned, he did not reveal the exact place from where he obtained the card but he disclosed names of some people who used to assist him locally, police sources said.

“It looks like there was a big network which helped Akhtar acquire such identification, including an Aadhaar card. We believe there are several people in this network and we are working on some credible leads,” Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Ravindra Yadav said.

The families who live at the G B Road address said they all had Aadhaar cards, which had been issued as per official procedure.

Another resident, Mohammad Asif, who lives on the third floor of the building, said: “I never saw any such person. Akhtar does not belong to any member or relative of our family. I am surprised how he got an Aadhaar card mentioning our address.”

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    Ikok
    Oct 28, 2016 at 3:50 am
    What kind of a card is this a plain picture on one side and having no 3D or govt seal ... anybody can make one like that now days
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      Raj
      Oct 28, 2016 at 3:22 am
      Don't waste tax payer's money with diplomatic relations with stan. No trade, no nothing, why do you have an emby there (or here)? It is a poor country, spend more time on Africa (Nigerian economy gt; stani economy).
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        avi
        Oct 28, 2016 at 12:17 am
        Subhash fought an election and lost, it just proves all politicians present or aspiring are patriotic scoundrels !
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          Insaan
          Oct 28, 2016 at 2:57 pm
          Mehboob Rajput should have been dealt with just as his name appeared on the Aadhaar card, Mehboob Rajput, and thrown in Tihar until he himself came up with the complete story with the names and locations of those behind the fake card. As for the Aadhaar card, strict laws should be enacted to maintain the integrity of the card and the violators should be dealt with severely.
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            Nadira
            Oct 28, 2016 at 3:06 am
            Papistan is a rogue land. Declare it as terror state and kick it out of SAARC !
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              Ravi
              Oct 28, 2016 at 12:43 am
              Every nation spies. One of Paks' is uncovered. Good. Does India have efficient spies in Pak? Does indian police/others monitor agents of Pak/China/other in capital and elsewhere. We just need to do our job.
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                SC Joshi
                Oct 27, 2016 at 11:44 pm
                It is right that this b.............. is being sent back to Na-stan. Afterall why we need the Emby or High Commission of Na-stan as we donot want and trade or other relations with this rogue country? In fact they all should be sent back and the area occupied shouyld be allotted to Baluchistan to run its parallel government
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