Election Commission asks Delhi Police to file FIR against Syed Shuja
New Delhi: A day after a self-proclaimed cyber expert alleged that EVMs could be hacked and the 2014 Lok Sabha polls were rigged, the Election Commission on Tuesday filed a complaint with the Delhi Police, asking it to register an FIR against him for his claims which, it said, can "create fear" in the minds of the public.
In its complaint to the Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi District), the poll panel asked the police to investigate the matter "promptly" for violation of certain sections of the Indian Penal Code dealing with spreading a rumour to alarm the public and other provisions of related laws.
"Through media reports, it has come to the notice of the Commission that allegedly one Syed Shuja, on January 21 in London... claimed that he was part of the EVM design team and he can hack the EVM used in elections in India. The act of Shuja is violative of IPC, particularly its section 505 (1) (b)," the EC said.