New Delhi: The Election Commission of India (ECI) recently asked the Delhi Police to file an FIR against the self-proclaimed hacker from the US, Syed Shuja for misleading the country and providing false information under section 505(1)B of the IPC. According to ECI, this is a serious case of spreading false information and threatening the integrity of the country and it should be strictly dealt with. Also, the current BJP government said that it is a staged press conference by the Congress government which wants to malign the BJP government.
Legal Action To Be Taken Against Syed Shuja
However, the government says that the truth will be out soon and that if someone of spreading the rumor, legal action must be taken.
The press conference, that took place in London was also attended by Kapil Sibal, former cabinet minister of India. The presence of Kapil Sibal itself raised questions and BJP claims that Kapil Sibal supervised the event and that it’s a Congress ‘made-up’ press conference.
During the event, Syed Shuja was available through Skype from New York and confessed that the 2014 general elections were rigged and that he changed the frequency of the EVMs to get the results in favor of BJP. He said he also did the same for AAP during the Delhi elections. According to Syed Shuja, he had a team who was given this task to hack the machine and rig the results and that few members of the team had been murdered because they were the ones who could have leaked the information. He also said that former minister Gopinath Munde was also murdered because he knew about the EVM hacking and rigging and was about to expose the government.
The ruling BJP party has rubbished the allegations, saying that it’s a ‘congress-sponsored-conspiracy’ and that there’s no truth in the allegations.
In defense, former minister Kapil Sibal said that BJP ministers were also invited to the event but they were not present during the press conference. According to Mr. Sibal, it was a general, neutral press conference organized by Indian Journalists European Association president, Ashish Ray.
Requesting a fair probe against Syed Shuja, the ECI said had claimed that he was part of the EVM designing team and he knew how to hack the machine.
According to Election Commission, the EVMs are manufactured by the Bharat Electronics Limited, Bangalore and Electronics Corporation of India Limited, Hyderabad and that no one can change the program once the controller is manufactured.
According to ECI, this is an attempt to malign the reputation of the election commission and the democratic, constitutional structure of India.