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"Accordingly, you are requested to lodge a FIR and investigate the matter promptly for violation of aforesaid Section of IPC and other related provisions of any law", it said.

The Election Commission of India has written to the Delhi Police, asking that a case be lodged against a London-based hacker who, during a so-called hackathon yesterday, claimed the Electronic Voting Machines used for elections in India can be tampered with.

In a letter to Deputy Election Commissioner Sudeep Jain, the ECIL said that Syed Shuja has neither been in the rolls of the ECIL as a regular employee nor was he in any way associated in the design and development of EVMs between 2009 and 2014.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has rejected the claims of an India cyber expert that the 2014 general election was rigged and termed them as rubbish.

The Foreign Press Association, which describes itself as the oldest association of foreign journalists in the world, said in a tweet on Tuesday that it "strongly dissociates itself" from "any claims made by the speaker Syed Shuja".

EC said it has been conducting Lok Sabha and assembly polls using EVMs for long and the Supreme Court and various high courts have endorsed the use of the machines through their judgments. While the Congress has demanded probe into these allegations, the BJP has dubbed them a "Congress-sponsored conspiracy" created to "defame" Indian democracy and its Election Commission. "On the face of it, Ahmed's utterances via Skype left most journalists who listened to him and questioned him unconvinced". A graphite-based transmitter is required to get into an EVM.

He claimed a private company had helped the BJP to get low frequency signals to hack EVMs and added that Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party and the AAP had approached him to know if EVMs could be hacked. If the charges are wrong, take action against him. Syed Shuja had claimed that the Bharatiya Janata Party had rigged the 2014 elections by hacking the voting machines. He said he was part of a team that had designed the machines used in the 2014 election. The event comes close on the heels of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 to be held in the country in April.

"Whereas, ECI has been wary of becoming a party to this motivated slugfest, ECI firmly stands by the empirical facts about fool proof nature of EVMs deployed in elections in India".

Shuja claimed he was part of a team at the ECIL.

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. Mr Naqvi told media in New Delhi that Kapil Sibal did not go there accidentally but he was sent by Congress President Rahul Gandhi.


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