Major irregularities in the issuance of the birth certificates were detected by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) after it conducted a surprise check in the North Delhi Municipal Corporation.
The agency has seized thousands of documents of the past few years and is likely to register a formal preliminary inquiry soon. Sources said there is a possibility of a large-scale corruption.
The CBI had received information that the corporation officials were working in connivance with touts. It has been alleged the certificates were issued by using unique SDM order number of any genuine applicant. Multiple birth certificates too were allegedly being issued on the basis of the hospital records of any genuine applicant.
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