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EVM doesn’t hook anyone… Election Commission rejects hacking allegation.

Nita Yadav

By Nita Yadav

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Election Commission and EVMs.

The Election Commission has completely rejected the allegations of EVM hacking in Maharashtra. There have been allegations of EVMs being linked to mobile phones in Maharashtra. Vandana Suryavanshi, Returning Officer of the Election Commission in Maharashtra, said in a press conference on Sunday that some people have tweeted about the news that came today. But these allegations are completely false. He clearly said that OTP is not required to unlock EVMs. The EVM device is not connected to anyone. EVM is an independent system. The news is totally wrong. We have issued a notice to the paper. A defamation case has been registered under Section 499 of the IPC.

Vandana Suryavanshi said that I tried to convince the reporter of the paper, but still false news was published. Now notice will be sent against him under section 505 and 499 of IPC. Dinesh Gurav, who gave permission to keep the mobile, had his own mobile.

EVM hacking not possible: Election Commission

He said that we allowed some people to keep their mobile to upload data, but how did that mobile reach that person. We ourselves have lodged an FIR against him. He made it clear that we will not give CCTV to anyone (even the police) unless someone comes with a court order.

Vandana Suryavanshi said that EVMs cannot be hacked at all. There is no question of hacking it. This is not a fact. We have complained that the mobile has been used by an unauthorized person. Only password is required to login to EVM. It has nothing to do with EVM.

Earlier, the Mumbai Police registered a case against Mangesh Pandilkar, brother-in-law of newly elected Mumbai North West Lok Sabha MP Ravindra Vaikar, for allegedly using a mobile phone at the counting centre.

Controversy over linking of EVMs to mobiles

Police sources alleged that Pandilkar used the phone to generate a one-time password (OTP) to unlock the electronic voting machine at the center located in Goregaon area of ​​Mumbai, Maharashtra. Vaiker, a member of the Shiv Sena faction led by Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, defeated Amol Gajanan Kirtikar of the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena by just 48 votes, sparking controversy.

After the results were announced, the police and the Election Commission received complaints from some candidates contesting from this seat. An Election Commission employee is also accused of allegedly providing a mobile phone to Pandilkar. Election officer Dinesh Gurav is said to have the key to generate the OTP to unlock the EVMs, which were only for election officials.

An inquiry has been started on the Election Commission’s complaint

Police investigations are looking into the role of phones in OTP generation and its use for data handling and calls. Pandilkar has admitted to using the phone from morning to 4:30 pm on the crucial day.

Three teams of the Mumbai Police are investigating the case, which will review the CCTV footage provided by the Election Commission. Let us tell you that the controversy gained momentum after Elon Musk expressed apprehensions about EVMs advocating the abolition of EVMs due to alleged hacking vulnerabilities.

Nita Yadav

Nita Yadav

I am Nita Yadav, specializing in writing about politics and breaking national news. My focus is on delivering insightful and timely perspectives on these crucial topics, aiming to inform and engage my readers effectively.

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