Eight people were arrested in Hyderabad for issuing fake Aadhaar cards. The police did not say if they were made for Bangladeshi immigrants.
On December 24, 2021, Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar announced in a press conference that Golconda Police had apprehended an eight-member gang for defrauding the UIDAI by conducting Aadhaar operations in unauthorized locations for personal gain proofs of Assam. Telangana Today reported that the central government ordered that identity proofs issued to states be used only within the state. Kumar said the accused exploited the Aadhar card system to acquire fake Assam IDs.