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PTI gwalior India
Updated: 05-12-2018 20:44 IST

A man who had approached a

Congress candidate from Bhind with a promise that he could

hack Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) to assure his win in

the recently-held Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls, was detained,

police said on Wednesday.

Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh were held on

November 28.

City Superintendent of Police K M Goswami said based

on a complaint by Congress nominee from Bhind, Ramesh Dubey,

police detained Abhay Joshi on Tuesday.

According to police, Dubey said he had received a call

from one Ajay Singh of New Delhi, who claimed that Joshi, a

software engineer, could help in hacking the EVMs.

The Congress candidate told the police that he later

received a call from Joshi, who was staying in Gwalior. Joshi

told him that he could help turn the results in his favour.

Dubey asked Joshi to meet him in an area located under

the jurisdiction of Gwalior police station and also tipped off

the police on Tuesday.

But when Joshi saw the police team during his meeting

with Dubey, he tried to escape from the spot, but was caught.

Police said they were still interrogating Joshi, who

claimed to be a resident of Lucknow.

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