According to a website of the Food and Supplies Council of Farrukahabad, Bollywood actresses Deepika Padukone, Jacqueline Fernandez and Sonakshi Sinha are already married to villagers in Uttar Pradesh, named Rakesh Chandra, Sadhu Lal and Ramesh Chandra, respectively.
The authorities of the Food and Civil Supplies department of Farrukahabad have issued ration cards in the names of these actresses indicating their relationship status as married.
In fact, actress Rani Mukerji is also a part of the list. Although, she is married in real life to Chopra scion Aditya Chopra, on the ration card she is married to Ramroop.
Pushpendra, a social activist member who lodged a complaint with the authorities said, “What’s more, instead of her real-life producer director husband Aditya Chopra, the authorities have mentioned Ramroop as Rani Mukherjee’s husband.”
According to another social activist, Deepika’s digitised ration card no is 215920119259, Jacqueline’s is 215920119257, Rani Mukerji’s ration number is 215920119261, and Sonakshi’s ration number is 215920119256.
The fraudsters mentioned Rs 18,000 as the annual income of all the four actresses,” reported the Times of India citing its source.
The people who have conducted the fraudulent activity applied for a ration card for Deepika in the general category and mentioned Jacqueline, Sonakshi and Rani Mukerji as backward.
After a complaint was lodged by an activist from Sahebganj, Farrukhabad, the district magistrate Prakash Bindu has ordered a probe.
This incident came to the forefront when Sahebgan activists found names of Bollywood actresses while verifying on the website of the Food and Civil Supplies department.
SDM of Qayamganj Ajit Singh said, “The error will be rectified and a show-cause notice has been issued to the concerned authorities. We will conduct proceedings and punish the culprit.”