Aurangabad: Soon, you will need an Aadhaar card or Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) number to lodge a complaint with the police. Till date the policewould collect details and address proof of only the accused and criminals on record but now police across the state have started seeking Aadhaar cards from complainants too.
The authorities said it will help the police bridge the communication gap, if any, with the complainant.
State director-general of police Praveen Dixit told TOI, “The move is aimed at having flawless information about the complainant and it would go a long way in helping police assist complainants till their case reaches the logical end.”
“The UIDAI had claimed that 99% of the state’s population is covered by Aadhaar, that is why we have decided to take advantage of it,” he added.
Officials clarified that police would not turn away a complainant if he does not have a UIDAI card but will motivate them to use it, before making it compulsory.