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Shuja’s EVM Hacking Claim Transferred to Delhi Police Special Cell

Syed Shuja has claimed that he was part of the EVM design team and he can hack the EVMs used in elections in India.

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Syed Shuja has claimed that he was part of the EVM design team and he can hack the EVMs used in elections in India.
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The case pertaining to Syed Shuja’s allegations about EVM tampering, made at an event in London, has been transferred to the Delhi Police Special Cell, reported ANI. According to the report, the Election Commission has written to the Delhi Police asking them to file an FIR and look into the statements made by Shuja at the event.

Shuja has alleged that the EVMs used by the Election Commission of India (ECI) can be tampered with. However, according to a statement made by the ECI, EVMs cannot be tampered with.

Congress leader Kapil Sibal was among those present at the event in London.

"ECI has been wary of becoming a party to this motivated slugfest and stands by empirical facts about the foolproof nature of ECI EVMs," the EC said in a statement.

Further asserting that EVMS are foolproof, it said, “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.”

(With inputs from ANI)

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