A former senior bureaucrat today said
that an inquiry should be ordered into the role of public
sector units BEL and ECIL for reported outsourcing to foreign
companies of the programme code on the chips for the machines.
The Election Commission has
termed as "patently false" the allegation that a Hyderabad-
based technical coordinator, who claimed that electronic
voting machines could be tampered with, was arrested at the
behest of the EC.