Election Commission writes to Delhi Police seeking FIR against self-proclaimed cyber expert

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Prasad alleged that the London presser of Shuja is a "Congress-sponsored conspiracy" created to "defame" Indian democracy and its Election Commission. What is clear is that anti-India forces have hacked into the mind of Congress.

His comments come a day after a self-proclaimed Indian cyber expert claimed in London that the EVMs could be hacked and that the 2014 parliamentary election was "rigged". On his part, Sibal said, "There should be an inquiry in the charges Shuja has made".

The ECIL also wrote to the Election Commission, clarifying the same.

The Congress leader said Shuja has sought political asylum in the United States and that the U.S. government probed the charges made by him for two years and the charges made by him should be probed in India also.

Not only did he say that the 2014 elections were rigged in favour of BJP, but also that late Union minister and BJP leader Gopinath Munde was murdered because he had knowledge about the rigging.

As per him, the BJP colluded with Reliance Jio to hack EVMs on a large scale in 2014.

In the complaint, the EC said that all the "elections to the Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha are conducted with the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) manufactured by ECIL and BEL", both Public Sector Undertakings.

The 1982 Kerala election was meant to be an experiment, and the Congress candidate at the time, A.C. Jose, moved the Supreme Court to challenge the use of EVMs after he lost the election to Sivan Pillai of the Communist Party of India.

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The provincial governor and top security officials traveling in the convoy were apparently the target of the attack. At least 43 people were killed and 54 injured in the attack, the NDS intelligence service told the BBC.

He claimed they stopped the transmission during Delhi Assembly elections in 2015 and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) emerged as victor.

Shuja, who created a flutter, also alleged that other than the BJP, the SP, BSP, AAP and Congress, too, are involved in the rigging of the EVMs.

"In Delhi Assembly elections, transmission initiated by the BJP IT was intercepted". Following which they allegedly devised a way to bypass the security protocols of the device and access it remotely via radio frequencies through a sophisticated graphite based military grade modulator, operating on spectrum frequencies that are only accessible to the military. We are working closely together and decided on Jan 19 itself to consistently take up the matter with EC.

"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". "In Delhi Assembly elections, transmission initiated by the BJP IT was intercepted".

He explained how he and his team - comprising of 11 other engineers - were first apparently approached in 2013 to find vulnerabilities in current generation EVMs and to come up with a prototype for a future voting machine that can not be hacked - an offer that Shuja and his team accepted.

Speaking at the event in London, Shuja claimed that he worked for the ECIL from 2009-2014.

However, the allegations took a political turn after Congress leader Kapil Sibal was seen at the press conference.