Syed Shuja, who claims to hack an electronic voting machine (EVM), is in the headlines these days. During Hakathon in London, the alleged cyber expert claimed that he was a member of the EVM design team and could hack the EVM used in India. Shuja also claimed that the 2014 Lok Sabha election was rigged. After this the Election Commission wrote a letter to the Delhi Police and demanded an inquiry into the entire matter, on which the Parliament Street Police Station filed a FIR. At the same time, the demand for holding elections from opposition parties’ ballot papers has caught hold again. In such a situation, it is necessary to know who is the person and why is questioning to the EVM now and what is the connection between India and him?
According to the documents issued by the Indian Journalist Association (IJA) Europe, Syed Shuja was found in the US in March 2018. The IJA had held a press conference in London on Monday. Although the name is Syed Haidar Ahmed and the date of birth is written 4 April 1983. In the IJA’s other documents, the date of birth of Shuja is written April 4, 1981.
Connection to EVM maker company?
According to the document and according to the US Immigration and Nationality Act Section 208 Shuja was granted shelter for the indefinite period on 1 March 2018 by the US Immigration Court in Dallas. Shuja has given some other papers to IJA, which shows that he was on the payroll of Win Solutions and was posted in ECIL. Shuja claims that he has worked in many places and most of the time he is staying in ECIL headquarter Sanat Nagar (Hyderabad). Let us know that the Electronic Corporation of India Limited (ECIL) company only makes the EVM for the Election Commission.
11 teammates claim to be assassinated
Shuja has alleged through documents that 11 of his teammates were killed in a guest house in Uppal area near Hyderabad. He claims that it is the guest house of BJP MLA. Kishan Reddy’s brother-in-law, Kaki Reddy, was present at the time of the murder. Although Kishan Reddy has denied the allegations in these tweets. He wrote, ‘My name is being tossed inexplicably in the EVM hacking dispute. All the allegations are fabricated and baseless. The whole story has been fabricated on the basis of a lie, which has been written by Congress people in Delhi, which will fail.
‘Fire at home, murder of parents’
Not only this, Shuja has alleged that his house was set on fire on May 17, 2014, and his father Yusuf Ahmed and mother Kudasia Syaida were killed. According to Shuja, his father Yusuf worked with BEL until 2006.
Shuja never got our staff: ECIL
At the same time, ECIL has dismissed Syed Shuja’s claims claiming to hack EVMs that he had worked in the company between 2009 and 2014. ECIL Chairman and Managing Director Sanjay Choubey, in a letter written to Deputy Election Commissioner Sudeep Jain, said that during the investigation of the old records of the company, it has been found that during the year 2009 to 2014 the Shuja Company was neither a regular employee nor did the EVM design and His role was not in any work connected with the development. Now the organization hosting the event in London has also made distance from the entire dispute.