Hyderabad: ECIL says Syed Shuja who claimed EVMs can be tampered never worked with them

The Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL) of Hyderabad has denied Syed Shuja’s claims that he worked for the company from 2009 to 2014. He had earlier claimed that he worked with ECIL and was aware that Electronic Voting Machines were manipulated by political parties.

The ECIL in its statement said, “It is certified from the records of ECIL that Syed Shuja has neither been on the rolls of ECIL as a regular employee nor was he, in any way, associated in the design and deployment of EVMs produced between 2009 and 2014 in ECIL.”

The CMDs of Bharat Electronics Limited and ECIL are the sole manufacturers of EVMs and now also VVPATs have confirmed that all SOPs are strictly adhered, said the commission’s technical experts committee.

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Recently ECI had written to the Delhi Police requesting it to lodge an FIR and investigate properly the statement made by Syed Shuja at the event in London claiming to demonstrate EVMs used by ECI can be tampered with.

“Through media reports, it has come to the notice of the commission that allegedly one Mr Syed Shuja claimed (at the event in London) that he was part of the electronic voting machines (EVM) design team and he can hack the EVMs used in elections in India,” the EC said in its letter.

Shuja has claimed that he could demonstrate how EVMs used in elections could be tampered.

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