Tampering of EVM: ECI asks Delhi police to probe cyber experts claim
Srinagar: The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Tuesday urged Delhi Police to lodge an FIR and investigate the claims made by cyber expert Syed Shuja that he had proof of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) being hacked in various elections in India.
Syed Shuja, in London, had claimed that he would demonstrate that EVMs used by the polling body can be tampered with.
“Through media reports, it has come to the notice of the commission that allegedly one Mr Syed Shuja claimed (at the event in London) that he was part of the EVM design team and he can hack the EVMs used in elections in India,” in its letter to the Delhi Police, the election commission said.
On Monday, as the event was organised in London, the election commission issued a statement, terming it as a “motivated slugfest”. The polling body reiterated that the EVMs used by it were fool-proof.
“It needs to be reiterated that these EVMs are manufactured in Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) and Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL) under very strict supervisory and security conditions and there are rigorous Standard Operating Procedures meticulously observed at all stages under the supervision of a Committee of eminent technical experts constituted way back in 2010,” ECI said.