FIR against IT firm, IT Grids India Pvt Ltd has been filed by Cyderabad police for possession of Aadhar data of more than 7.8 crore individuals of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. The complaint was issued by officials of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).
According to a national daily report, both the states have a population of approximately 8.4 crores and the firm facing the data theft charges as using the data to develop TDP’s Seva Mitra application. The report also stated that the data was in a removable storage device that is in breach of the Aadhar act.
The analysis of hard disks showed that the firm was in possession of 78,221,397 records of Aadhar belonging to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. In the analysis, Telangana State Forensic Science Laboratory (TSFSL) officials found the structure and size of the database in possession of IT Grids were similar to data owned by UIDAI.
As per the information by Special Investigation Team, the UIDAI Hyderabad regional deputy director filed a complaint against the firm with the Madhapur police under relevant sections of Aadhaar Act, 2016. The case was transferred to SIT that is headed by Inspector-General (IG) of police (West Zone) Stephen Ravindra.
According to reports, Seva Mitra app is suspected to be using the stolen Aadhaar data and voter information for targeted campaigning, voter profiling and even deletion of voters.
The investigators have however refused to answer whether the IT Grids CEO Ashok Dakavaram is arrested or not