The Election Commission (EC) filed a complaint with Delhi Police against Syed Shuja, an Indian "cyber expert" based in the USA, who claimed that the 2014 Lok Sabha election was "rigged", ANI reported.
Shuja said some of his team members were killed and he was also allegedly attacked but survived.
Shuja, however, claimed that Jio had started setting up infrastructure from 2012 onwards. "The event was created to defame Indian democracy, the Election Commission of India, the popular mandate of 2014 and aimed at compromising the sanctity of India's electoral process", said Prasad.
Whilst making several allegations, Shuja also alleged that BJP minister Gopinath Munde and veteran journalist Gauri Lankesh had threatened to expose the EVM hacking racket and were, as a effect, silenced.
The unsubstantiated claims of the hacker - who calls himself Syed Shuja - come as the united opposition is sharpening their campaign against Electronic Voting Machines and pushing for a return to ballot papers ahead of the coming Lok Sabha elections.
He claims he discovered that the EVMs were being rigged on 30 April 2014, because the modulator that his team was using began to receive frequencies "left, right and centre" in Hyderabad. ECIL has not yet responded to an email The Telegraph sent asking whether Shuja worked in the company and in what role.
A red-faced Congress sought to distance itself, insisting that 50 per cent VVPATs should be used in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. "Otherwise, the BJP would have swept", he claimed.
How seriously should we take the claims?
So, who is Syed Shuja? "All you needed was a machine which could transmit at very low frequencies. we acquired a graphite-based transmitter", he had said. There are nine places in India where there are (these) facilities.
Mayawati has said earlier as well that the machines can be tampered with.
Shuja reportedly kept his face covered. Police had claimed that Ahmed was murdered over a family dispute.
Rejecting the outlandish and explosive claims, made in a cloak and dagger manner, the Election Commission of India (ECI) asserted that it firmly stands by the "foolproof nature" of its machines even as it said it is examining as to what legal action "can and should" be taken in the matter.
On Tuesday, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad questioned the presence of senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal at the event. "They are making a hacking horror show of their possible defeat in the upcoming elections".
He claimed his team had successfully prevented the rigging of the 2015 Delhi Assembly polls and last year's elections in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. The Minister questioned, whether the Congress feel that the people are so gullible that they will rely on any allegation. swallow any garbage.
Soon after Shuja's press meet in London, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said the Opposition will take up with the Election Commission the claims made by Shuja.