Dhananjay Munde, who is the Leader of the Opposition in the Maharashtra Legislative Council, also termed as “shocking” the claims made by the self-proclaimed US-based Indian cyber expert.
He said those who loved Gopinath Munde had always raised questions over his death wondering “if it actually was an accident or a sabotage”.
Nationalist Congress Party or NCP leader Dhananjay Munde has demanded a probe either by the R&AW or a Supreme Court judge into the death of his uncle and former union minister Gopinath Munde after a cyber expert claimed that the BJP leader was “killed” as he was aware of hacking of electronic voting machines (EVMs) in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.
Gopinath Munde died in a road accident in New Delhi in 2014.
“A cyber expert has made a sensational claim that former Union Minister Late Gopinathrao Munde saheb was murdered. This claim needs immediate attention and investigation from RAW/Supreme Court, as it is directly linked to the death of mass leader. #EVMHacking,” Dhananjay Munde tweeted.
The cyber expert, identified as Syed Shuja who is seeking political asylum in the US, claimed on Monday that the 2014 elections were “rigged” through the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), which, he claims, can be hacked.
The Election Commission of India has denied the charge.
Addressing a press conference in London via Skype, Syed Shuja said he fled India in 2014 because he felt threatened in the country after the killing of some of his team members.
The cyber expert also claimed that BJP leader Gopinath Munde was “killed because he was aware of EVM hacking in the 2014 elections.”
He however, provided no proof to back up his allegations.
Syed Shuja also claimed that NIA officer Tanzil Ahmed, who was investigating Munde’s death, was planning to file an FIR noting that the BJP leader had been murdered, but was himself killed.
The Central Bureau of Investigation or CBI in October 2014 ruled out any foul play in the death of Gopinath Munde, claiming that the politician had died due to injuries sustained in a road accident.