After the cyber 'expert', seeking political asylum in the US, on Monday claimed that the 2014 general election was "rigged" through the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), which, he says, can be hacked, Republic accessed documents that question the integrity of his identity now.
In the documents accessed here are the few contradictions that were perceived by Republic:
1. Name of the 'hacker'
The hacker identified himself as Syed Shuja in the press conference held in London that found senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal in attendance.
Whereas, in the document of 'Department of Homeland Security- US Customs and Border Protection Security' that is being circulated in the media has claimed that the'hacker' is named Syed Hyder Ahmed.
2. Birthdate of the 'hacker'
According to the transcript of the brief, the hacker, seeking political asylum in the United States claimed his birthdate to be April 1, 1981
While the document accessed shows a different birthdate, says the hacker is born on April 4, 1983
Italian journalist present on the dais and co-organisers of the Indian Journalists' Association (IJA) event, Foreign Press Association have distanced themselves from the event, questioning the credibility of the allegations and absence of evidence to the claims.
Here are the series of allegations that Shuja made at the event: