E-mail claiming expertise to hack into EVMs a prank: EC

Last Updated: Saturday, May 7, 2011 - 21:37

New Delhi: The Election Commission on Saturday
dismissed as "prank" reports about a suspected e-mail with its
sender claiming expertise to hack into EVMs and said one
person has been arrested in this regard.

Replying to a question, Deputy Election Commissioner
Vinod Zutshi said following the report, the Commission
referred the matter for investigation.

"We have nabbed one person who seems to be responsible"
for it, he said, adding that "it seems to be prank, false".

The CPM on Thursday lodged a complaint with the EC about
a suspect e-mail from an anonymous person who claimed to have
the expertise to hack into EVMs.

The sender of the mail had opened an account in CPM`s
Bankura district committee secretary Amiya Patra`s name and
sent him a mail with the offer. Patra lodged an FIR with the
Bankura police.

The party also sought urgent intervention of the EC to
stop such instances.


First Published: Saturday, May 7, 2011 - 21:37
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