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Voter ID sufficient proof of citizenship: Mumbai court

Date: 22 February 2020 Tags: Judiciary & Judgments
  • The Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Esplanade Court in Mumbai recently acquitted two persons accused of being 'Bangladeshi Infiltrators' by Mumbai Police.
  • The Court held that an election card or voter ID is sufficient proof of citizenship as a person has to file declaration with the concerned authority in view of Form 6 of Representation of the People Act, that he is citizen of India and if the declaration is found false, he is liable for punishment.
  • Though Aadhaar card, PAN card, driving license or ration card cannot be termed as documents proving citizenship, election card can be a sufficient proof of citizenship, the Court held.