According to several sources such as indianevm.com, Hari Prasad was being arrested. He is part of a team of IT security researchers that gathered evidence to demonstrate how incredibly weak the security of India's voting machines is. For more details, read the indianevm.com article linked above, and the various quotes/links in it.
This is very upsetting. They should jail those who have authorized the deployment of such an insecure system in the first place. Those are the people responsible - not some researchers who go out of their way to uncover the technical problems to warn the general public about the inherent risks of this technology.
I sincerely hope that the authorities will understand the grave mistake they're doing here. Don't shoot the messenger. It's not his fault that engineer, engineering management and/or regulatory government authorities have permitted such a system in the first place.