After political controversy over the tampering of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM), the Supreme Court issued notice to Election Commission of India (ECI) on a PIL seeking an order for testing of machines by foreign experts.
A bench headed by Chief Justice of India Justice JS Khehar asked ECI to respond to the PIL.
Advocate ML Sharma filed the petition saying EVMs which are not tested till date can't be relied as temper proof.
"When tampered by the criminals for vote-stealing by changing voting numbers in favour of a political party for grabbing power, it’s a fraud upon the basic structure of democratic constitutional systems which is not only liable to be stopped but also investigated and ," as per the PIL.
Citing the recently held elections in UP and Uttarakhand, the petitioner said
"There is now a serious and substantial body of evidence for vote-stealing by tampering with EVMs.