Imran, a scrap dealer in Jaipur, had bought a sack full of old newspapers from someone. But when he checked the content of the sack, he also found more than 2,000 unique identity cards or Aadhaar cards. He immediately contacted the police. The police said that a parcel carrying Aadhaar cards might have been misplaced.
The police said someone sold a sack of old newspapers to a scrap dealer, Imran, who later found out that it also contained over 2,000 Aadhaar cards.
Mr Imran also contacted the department of information and technology and communication when he found the cards.
"It appears to be a parcel of Aadhaar cards which were to be delivered by post," Station House Officer (SHO) of Jalupura police station Likhma Ram said.
"The cards were to be dispatched locally. So, most likely the parcel somehow got misplaced from the general post office here," Mr Ram added.
The police said that the postal department officials had been informed and the matter was being probed to ascertain how the cards were dumped in such a manner.
With inputs from PTI