Bandra police have registered a case against an unidentified person for allegedly using a fake Aadhaar card in the name of actor Urvashi Rautela to book a room at a five-star hotel in Mumbai.
The incident came to light on Tuesday night when the Bollywood actor visited the plush hotel in suburban Bandra to attend an event. Rautela has acted in films like ‘Singh Saab The Great’, ‘Sanam Re’, ‘Kaabil’ and most recently in ‘Hate Story 4’.
During the event, a staff member of the hotel approached Rautela and informed her that a room was booked there in her name.
Rautela asked her secretary, who denied having made any booking at the hotel.
The actress, who was crowned Miss Diva-2015 and has represented India at the Miss Universe 2015 pageant, then immediately looked at the booking detail records of the hotel.
She found that a fake Aadhaar card in her name was used to book a room.
During the investigation, the police found that the room was booked online by an unidentified person using fake Aadhaar card – carrying the wrong unique identification number.
Based on the actor’s complaint, the Bandra police registered an offence under Indian Penal Code sections 420 (cheating), 468 (forgery) against the unidentified person, an official said, adding that a probe was underway into the incident.
It is mandatory for hotels in the city to ask guests for identity proof while booking the room.
The Aadhaar card, issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), carries a 12-digit unique identification number. It acts as a proof of a person’s identity and address.