EVM Hacking: EC Seeks FIR Against ‘Cyber Expert’ Syed Shuja

Source: The Quint

Electronic Corporation of India Ltd (ECIL) in a letter to the Election Commission of India (ECI) said that Syed Shuja, the self-proclaimed cyber expert who made explosive claims in London over EVMs and election rigging in India was never an employee of the corporation.

“The records of this company have been verified and it is found that Mr Syed Shuja has neither been in the rolls of ECIL as a regular employee nor was he in any way associated in the design and development of EVMs in ECIL produced between 2009 to 2014,” ECIL said in the letter.

Police requesting them to lodge an FIR and investigate the statement made by Shuja.

In the press conference, Shuja alleged that 2014 Lok Sabha elections were rigged and Congress lost 201 seats in 2014 because of the tampering

He also claimed that Gopinath Munde was murdered as he was aware of EVM hacking

He also claimed that slain journalist Gauri Lankesh agreed to run the story for him, but she was killed

Shuja said that other than the BJP, the SP, BSP and the AAP too approached him to know if EVMs could be hacked

He said he fled India in 2014 because he felt threatened in the country after the killing of some of his team members.