EC Seeks FIR Against ‘Cyber Expert’ Who Claimed BJP Rigged 2014 Polls

EC Seeks FIR Against ‘Cyber Expert’ Who Claimed BJP Rigged 2014 Polls

The statement by the ECI read, "It has come to the notice of Election Commission of India that an event claiming to demonstrate EVMs used by ECI can be tampered with, has been organised in London".

In its complaint to the Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi District), the poll panel asked the police to investigate the matter "promptly" for violation of certain sections of the Indian Penal Code dealing with spreading rumour to alarm the public and other provisions of related laws.

He claimed they stopped the transmission during Delhi assembly elections in 2015 and Aam Aadmi Party emerged as victor.

Shuja said a riot was engineered in the Kishanbagh area of Hyderabad and his dead colleagues were passed off as riot victims.

"EVMs have been in use for the last 20 years".

Within hours of a US-based hacker claiming that 2014 general elections were rigged, the Election Commission of India (EC) has come out refuting the claims saying that the EVMs are foolproof and the commission is now analysing what legal action to be taken regarding the press conference in London. Although he appeared on screen through Skype, his face was masked.

Naidu, the president of the Telugu Desam Party, said the EVMs were turning out to be a "big threat" to democracy and advised his party rank and file to be alert in view of the claims by "hackers". "All you needed was a machine which could transmit at very low frequencies. we acquired a graphite-based transmitter", he had said.

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Add to that the fact that Shuja has failed to provide any proof to substantiate his claims also works against him.

In the wake of fresh controversy over alleged manipulation of electronic voting machines (EVMs) in 2014 Lok Sabha polls, the Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday reiterated it is not possible to communicate with its EVMs through wireless technology.

He said the BJP would have won Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh elections if his team hadn't intercepted the BJP attempts to hack the transmissions in these states.

"It is being separately examined as to what legal action can and should be taken in the matter", it said.

The particular modulator, as Shuja claimed, allowed the team to hack into the kernel of the device and manipulate results - a technique that was then allegedly taken by the BJP to manipulate the results of the 2014 and future elections. He said insanity in the Congress is increasingly becoming contagious.

According to the Election Commission, the EVMs used in India were devised and designed by the poll watchdog in collaboration with two state-run entities, Bharat Electronic Limited and Electronics Corporation of India Limited. "If someone has got political asylum in a country, it must be seen as to what the reason behind it is", added Sibal while raising his demand for free and fair investigation on these allegations.

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