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.
In its complaint to the Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi District), the poll panel asked the police to investigate the matter "promptly" for violation of certain sections of the Indian Penal Code dealing with spreading rumour to alarm the public and other provisions of related laws.
With the help of EVMs actually used in recent Indian elections, he will, he says, show how these machines have been manipulated; and where exactly elections have been tampered with.
He claimed they stopped the transmission during Delhi assembly elections in 2015 and Aam Aadmi Party emerged as victor. On his part, Sibal said, "There should be an inquiry in the charges Shuja has made".
Opposition parties in India have been expressing apprehensions about misuse of EVMs, but the Election Commission has strongly refuted such allegations.
Taking on Prasad, Sibal said he has made very "childish statements as the issue pertained to free and fair elections and the survival of democracy".
Addressing a press conference in London via Skype, Shuja had claimed he fled India in 2014 because he felt threatened in the country after the killing of some of his team members.
He claimed a private company had helped the BJP to get low frequency signals to hack EVMs and added that Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party and the AAP had approached him to know if EVMs could be hacked.
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The BJP had won 282 seats in the 543-member Lok Sabha in the 2014 elections, the first time that a single party had secured a majority since 1984. A graphite-based transmitter is required to get into an EVM. "Gopinath Munde was murdered as he knew about the hacking in EVMs", he said in an interaction through tele-conferencing from the US.
At an event in London, a man who identified himself as Syed Shuja, a US-based cyber expert, alleged that EVMs in India are easily hackable and had been tampered with in the 2014 general elections.
The Election Commission expressed reluctance to become "a party to this motivated slugfest", asserted the "foolproof nature" of the machines, and said it was examining "what legal action can and should be taken".
Shuja, however, claimed that Jio had started setting up infrastructure from 2012 onwards.
According to the Election Commission, the EVMs used in India were devised and designed by the poll watchdog in collaboration with two state-run entities, Bharat Electronic Limited and Electronics Corporation of India Limited.
At the hackathon's press conference on Monday, Shuja alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had hacked the EVMs in 2014 using a modulator which transmits military-grade frequency.