The Election Commission has said it is examining what legal actions can be taken against Syed Shuja, the man who claimed EVMs can be hacked easily.
Election Commission planning to take legal action
Commission rubbishes allegations of elections being rigged in India
It said it firmly stands by the fact that EVMs are foolproof
The Election Commission of India (ECI) has rubbished the allegations levelled by a self-claimed cyber expert from the US who has claimed that EVMs in India can be easily hacked and all elections after 2014 were rigged. The man Syed Shuja made these claims while addressing a press conference in London via Skype.
The Election Commission has termed the London event as a “motivated slugfest”. It said: “ECI firmly stands by the empirical facts about foolproof nature of ECI EVMs deployed in elections in India.”
The Election Commission in a press statement said it is examining the legal actions that can be taken against Shuja.
Full text of ECI’s response:
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.
Whereas, ECI has been wary of becoming a party to this motivated slugfest, ECI firmly stands by the empirical facts about foolproof nature of ECI EVMs deployed in elections in India.
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.
It is being separately examined as to what legal action can and should be taken in the matter.