Reality check of viral message: 'Centre planning to link Aadhaar with land records of the owners'

The government has issued a clarification regarding a message going viral on social media including WhatsApp regarding proposal to link Aadhaar with land records of the owners. The centre has termed the letter fake.

Last Updated: Jun 19, 2017, 20:39 PM IST
 Reality check of viral message: 'Centre planning to link Aadhaar with land records of the owners'

New Delhi: The government has issued a clarification regarding a message going viral on social media including WhatsApp regarding proposal to link Aadhaar with land records of the owners. The Centre has termed the letter fake.

"The letter attributed to the Cabinet Secretariat on digitalisation of land records and subsequent linking of the same to Aadhaar, being widely circulated on social media, is completely fake and mischievous," an official statement said here.

"It is clarified that the government has issued no such letter. A police complaint has been filed and the matter is being investigated," the statement said.