Morang ward chair found possessing India’s Aadhaar card

A sample of Aadhaar card. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Biratnagar, March 4

The chairman of a ward in Sunbarshi municipality-8 of the Morang district in eastern Nepal has been found possessing an Aadhaar card, the card that India issues to every resident of the country.

Whereas four members of his ward committee have filed a complaint at the District Administration Office against the elected people’s representative, he has claimed he was required to acquire it when he was In India for some business, but the card is already dormant.

Kanyan Miya, Kanhaiya Lal Gangai, Dukhiya Hrishidev, and Shila Devi Gangai filed the complaint against Nurul Miya, the chairman of ward number 8 of the municipality.

They have also submitted a copy of the complaint to the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority, urging for an investigation.

The accused Miya is a Nepali citizen by descent. Therefore, the members have claimed Miya possessing an Aadhaar card amounts to dual citizenship.

Meanwhile, Chief District Officer Kosh Hari Niraula says an investigation has been launched following the registration of the complaint.

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