Aadhar Centre employee hospitalized after thrashing by BJP MLA Ravinder Raina


A man was hospitalized after alleged thrashing by a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Reports said that BJP MLA Ravinder Raina allegedly beat up two persons, one of them a handicapped man, working at an Aadhaar centre in Rajouri. Raina, however, denied assaulting anyone.

Khalid Hussain and Tariq Aziz alleged that Raina assaulted them inside the Aadhaar enrolment centre on the office premises of the BDO in Nowshera town in Rajouri. The two, according to the report, collect Aadhaar enrolment forms from people, record the biometric data and upload them on the website of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) for the issuance of Aadhar cards.

Khalid, who has a problem in one leg, was stated to be grievously injured and sent to government district hospital at Rajouri. Tariq was discharged from a hospital in Nowshera after first aid. However, Raina ruled out the allegations of thrashing the duo at Aadhar Centre.

“An elderly woman Rakia Begum approached me and said that Aadhar Card team is taking hefty amount from them. He was accompanied by other officers of tehsil and sub division administration. I visited the camp to inquire the matter only,” said the MLA. Deputy Commisisoner Rajouri Shahid Iqbal said that he has asked the SDM Nowshera to submit a report on the incident after media reports.

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