- The accused used to reportedly get Rs 100-200 for each of the fake voter IDs
Saharnpur: A 24-year-old youth was arrested from Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh for allegedly hacking into the website of the Election Commission of India and creating hundreds of fake voter IDs.
The accused has been identified as Vipul Saini. He was arrested on Thursday, the officials said on Friday.
Initial investigation revealed that Saini worked for a person named Armaan Malik froom Madhya Pradesh.
He had reportedly created more than 10,000 fake voter ID cards in three months.
A senior police officer said that Saini, who has studied Bachelors in Computer Applications, was paid Rs 100-200 for each of the fake voter IDs. His bank account had a deposit of Rs 60 lakh when it was checked. Two computers were seized from his house.
Police may seek his remand to interrogate him further. They will also look into the possibility of his connection with anti-national groups.
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