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Supreme Court denies interim stay on linking bank accounts with Aadhaar

Team SoOLEGAL 4 Nov 2017 12:15am

Supreme Court denies interim stay on linking bank accounts with Aadhaar

On Friday, the Supreme Court refused to pass an interim order staying the linking of Aadhaar with mobile numbers and bank accounts. The apex court said that this issue will be decided by a Constitution bench in the last week of November.

At the same time, the top court warned banks and mobile telephone companies for creating panic by sending customers messages saying their accounts will be deactivated if they don't link them to Aadhaar.

However, the Central Government clearly denied that such messages have been sent.

The court said that final hearing in all Aadhaar-related issues would start before another bench in the last week of November and that bench would decide on the issue. Moreover, the Centre has already extended the deadline till December 31.

A bench comprising Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan was told by the advocates representing the petitioners that "panic" was being caused among the people as the messages sent by the banks and mobile service providers were warning them the services would be deactivated if Aadhaar is not linked.

"We make it clear that in the messages sent by banks and telecom service providers, the date of December 31, 2017 and February 6, 2018, shall also be indicated as the last date of linking Aadhaar with bank accounts and mobile numbers," the bench said.

The court issued notice to the Centre on four separate pleas and tagged them with the main petition which would come up for final hearing before a constitution bench. [Inputs PTI]

Tagged: Supreme Court   Aadhaar card   Bank Account   Mobile Number  
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