Monday, December 06, 2010

4000 EVMs missing from Collector's office. Stolen, some sold as scrap. ECI, Scrap EVMs. Revert to Paper ballot.

dec 6th, 2010

i think we should put pj thomas in charge of finding out about these missing EVMs. not!

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ECI has to answer for the holes in the bucket identified in the book edited by Subramanian Swamy and Kalyanaraman, Electronic Voting Machines -- Unconstitutional and Tamperable (2010) 

http://www.flipkart.com/electronic-voting-machines-subramanian-swamy-book-8170947987

A private co. had a project to EVMs. Are look-alike EVMs available in the market?

Why are EVMs being manufactured abroad (with control units burnt-in with programs in foreign countries using Indian agents)? How can BEL/ECIL claim IP rights for such foreign-makes? How much money has been spent for this foreign outsourcing?


ECI should scrap EVMs which are unconstitutional in any case and revert to paper ballots.Save democracy which has flourished in India for over 1000 years since Uttaramerur Inscription of Parakesari Varman of Parantaka Chola days. This was mentioned in Constituent Assembly debates by the late T. Prakasham, CM of composite Madras Presidency.

kalyan

4000 EVMs missing from Collector's office. Stolen, some sold as scrap. 


ECI, Scrap EVMs. Revert to Paper ballot.

EVMs stolen from Sub-Collector's office

Staff Reporter

VIJAYAWADA: The Suryaraopet police on Friday night registered a case under Section 379 (punishment for theft) on the basis of a complaint lodged by Sub-Collector K. Dharma Reddy that some Electronic Voting Machines were missing from the Sub-Collector's office complex.

Suryaraopet Inspector R.J. Jayaraj said that some unidentified persons had stolen the EVMs by breaking open the window grill of the room, where the machines were stored.

"We were not informed of the number of machines, as the Revenue officials are yet to estimate the number. We are investigating to nab the culprits," he said.

It was learnt that the Revenue authorities failed to notice the theft as the complex building is being renovated these days. It was only after the police alerted them that the Revenue authorities realised that the theft had occurred.

The police came to know about the theft after questioning some rag pickers. Though the intention behind the theft was not known yet, the police suspect that the rag pickers might have stolen these just to sell as iron scrap.

http://hindu.com/2010/12/05/ stories/2010120552490300.htm

 

4000 EVMs "missing" in Andhra Pradesh; some stolen EVMs recovered from "scrap" stores 

Sunday, December 5, 2010 , Andhra Jyothy, Telugu Newspaper     

 

ANDHRA JYOTHY EXPOSE

4000 EVMs have gone "missing" in Andhra Pradesh; 

some stolen EVMs recovered from "scrap" stores

 

4000 EVMs missing

 

Dispatched as additional quota in 2004

Not clear if they reached districts at all!!

 

District collectors evasive on 'missing' EVMs

Have they been misused?

 

6 EVMs traced in 'scrap' stores in Vijayawada

 

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