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Khare was at the centre of the storm when the newspaper reported on the easy access to Aadhaar data, as well as the public apology to Bikram Singh Majithia.
Regulator says FIR is against the crime that reporter Rachna Khaira committed to get the story. Reporter says she stands by her story. Chandigarh/New Delhi: Following a news report by The Tribune claiming that Aadhaar data of millions of citizens can be bought for a small fee, the Unique Identification Authority of India filed a FIR against the newspaper and its Jalandhar-based reporter Rachna Khaira. And despite drawing widespread condemnation for its action, the regulator is standing its ground, stating that the FIR is against the crime the reporter committed under cover. The report, published on 4 January, found that it was possible to access Aadhaar card details through a login and password, which could be bought for Rs 500. For another Rs 250, cards could also be printed. To prove that a breach was indeed possible, the reporter bought the login and password and also successfully printed an Aadhaar card. The...
Though The Tribune trust has swiftly removed the president who ordered the apology, it has forfeited a reputation built over more than a century.
Editor-in-Chief Harish Khare ‘offered to quit’ after Tribune trust forced apology; president Sodhi replaced with N.N. Vohra at 3 November meeting.