Techie held for accessing sensitive Aadhaar data

The IIT graduate is employed with ANI Technologies, which owns Ola brand

Abhinav Srivastav, 31, an IIT-Kharagpur graduate, has been arrested by the Bengaluru city police on the charge of accessing Aadhaar data, the police said in a statement on Thursday. Srivastav was the founder of software firm Qarth, which was taken over by cab aggregator Ola in 2016. A complaint was filed against him by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) last week, and he was arrested on Tuesday.
Srivastav, currently employed by ANI Technologies, which owns the Ola brand, as a software development engineer, has been accused of accessing Aadhaar information in January this year through an app named ‘Aadhaar e-KYC’, which was available on the Google Play store till recently.
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