A Person From Uttar Pradesh Hacked EC Account And Created Over 10,000 Fake Voter IDs

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Uttar Pradesh Police has arrested a 24-year old man who allegedly hacked into the Election Commission of India website and created over 10,000 fake voter IDs. The accused is Vipul Saini and belongs Saharanpur district.

S. Channappa, Saharanpur Senior Superintendent of Police told PTI that Vipul Saini was paid 100-200 per ID. Police also found Rs 60 lakh deposited in his bank account. His account was immediately frozen.

During the investigation, Police found that Saini worked at the behest of a person named Armaan Malik from Madhya Pradesh. Police have also seized two computers from Saini’s home.

Vipul Saini has a Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA) degree. He was arrested from Maccharhedi village or Nakur town in the Saharanpur district.

An ECI spokesperson said that assistant electoral roll officers (AERO) are mandated to provide citizen-centric services. One of the data entry operators from an AERO office has illegally shared his user ID and password to print some voter ID cards.

ECI spokesperson also confirmed that the EC database is “absolutely safe and secure” and “Both these persons have been arrested.”

Police is also probing if he was also linked to anti-national or terrorist forces.

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