KABUL (SW) – The Independent Election Commission has confirmed the locks at the door of the server room where biometric data is being transferred were indeed broken.
A commission member, Raheema Zarifi, told a presser on Tuesday that investigation into the incident has been launched. A day earlier, the commission described the incident as a hoax. Zarifi said those behind this unforgiveable incident have undermined the commission’s operations.
Aurangzaib, another member of the commission, stressed there is a need to expedite transferring election date to the servers as further delay would eventually postpone the outcome. He blamed the large number of election observers as a reason for this delay, and urged them to cooperate with the commission. He added initial investigations suggest two commission employees opened the look to enter the server room due to cold outside.
Musafar Qoqandi, a commission official, told Salam Watandar that the transfer of biometric date to the server room has been on halt for the past four days. He added the German manufacturer of the biometric verification device, Dermalog, sent the commission a letter four days informing about it.
The IEC sought apology from public few days back over delay in announcement of preliminary results.
The Stability and Partnership team claimed the State Builder team was involved in breaking of the locks, an allegation rejected by their rival camp.