EVM tampering: SC to hear plea seeking thorough investigation

Politicians have openly alleged tampering of EVMs in the recently concluded assembly elections

By: ANI | New Delhi | Published:July 3, 2017 9:23 am
ecm tampering, supreme court (Representational Image)

The Supreme Court on Monday will hear the plea filed by lawyer Manohar Lal Sharma, seeking a thorough investigation into the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). He further claimed that American computer scientists should investigate the alleged tampering of EVMs. He, in his petition, claimed that in the recently concluded five state elections, the EVMs were allegedly tampered.

Earlier, the apex court had issued a notice to the Union Government seeking a reply into Sharma’s plea. A bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Jagdish Singh Khehar and also comprising Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and DY Chandrachud, issued the notice over the petition filed by lawyer Sharma. The top court, however, at this stage refused to pass any order for a CBI inquiry.

However, the Election Commission stated that that EVMs cannot be tampered with saying, “Given the effective technical and administrative safeguards, Electronic Voting Machines are not tamperable and the integrity of the electoral process is preserved…If any specific allegation with material facts is presented, it (the allegations) will be looked into with all seriousness on administrative sides.

Politicians have openly alleged tampering of EVMs in the recently concluded assembly elections with Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal leading the charge.

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  1. R
    Jul 3, 2017 at 9:49 am
    2019 Election will be biggest Electoral Fraud and nothing can stop it because situation for it being created through Mob Lynchings to incite communal Riots. Supreme Court must act to save democracy in the country otherwise we will see worst situation than Na zi Germany of 1930s. It is urgently required to stop biggest EVM Tampering and Electoral fraud in 2019. Not only CBI, IT, EB but also EC has become part of BJP and RSS.
    1. M
      Jul 3, 2017 at 10:22 am
      yes, it is highly vulnerable to tamperings. Only 2 or 3 people will know the secrets. Hence, the tampering is easy, whole , quick, secret, and like the sleight of hand magic will be done to favour the ruling party. Americans and other countries who discarded the EVMs are not fools.