The Supreme Court today refused to hear a petition filed by Tamil actor Mansoor Ali Khan which claimed that the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) can be tampered with.
A three-judge bench of the court, headed by Chief Justice of India Sharad Arvind Bobde, did not find any merit in the petition and refused to hear the case.
"We are not inclined to hear your (petitioner) petition," observed the court bench, also comprising Justices Surya Kant and BR Gavai.
Mansoor Ali Khan had contested in the Lok Sabha election from Dindigul constituency but was defeated. After his defeat, he had approached the top court claiming that the EVMs can be tampered with in elections.
Mr Khan, in his petition before the Supreme Court, asked for directions to the Election Commission to permit him to demonstrate and prove the possibility of tampering EVMs with the aid of experts and under the supervision of retired Supreme Court (or) High Court Judges.