FIR against Tribune reporter over Aadhaar data breach story

A deputy director of the UIDAI has registered an FIR against ‘The tribune’ newspaper and its reporter Rachna Khaira following her report on how anonymous sellers over WhatsApp were allegedly providing access to Aadhaar numbers for a fee. The FIR conjointly names Anil Kumar, Sunil Kumar and Raj, all of whom were mentioned in the tribune report as individuals Khaira contacted during her coverage. Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) Alok Kumar confirmed that an FIR had been registered and an investigation launched. The FIR has been lodged with the Crime Branch’s cyber cell under IPC Sections 419 (punishment for Read More …