Election Commission of India (ECI) Files FIR over Fake News of hacking EVMs

Location: New Delhi

Information Source: The Hindu

Historical Events: News Article From 21 December, 2017

Complainant: The Delhi Chief Electoral Officer from Election Commission of India (ECI)

Date of Filing: Thursday, 10th March 2021

Sections Mentioned:

  • Section 500 of IPC : Punishment for Defamation
  • Section 128 of Representation of the People Act, 1951: Maintenance of Secrecy of Voting
  • Section 134 of Representation of the People Act, 1951: Breach of Official Duty in connection with election

Highlighted Statements:

“It has come to the notice of Election commission of India that an old fake news is being circulated on some social media platforms/internet.”

Author: UINDO

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