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Google gets court notice for listing PM Modi in ‘top criminals’

Notices issued to the company CEO and India head of the global search engine

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: Jul 20 2016 8:48AM | Updated Date: Jul 20 2016 8:48AM

Google gets court notice for listing PM Modi in ‘top criminals’

 A court in Allahabad issued notices in the name of Google, a global search engine company, its CEO and India head for listing Prime Minister Narendra Modi among top 10 criminals in the world. The court also directed registration of a criminal complaint case against Google and its top officials.


The court took a step after a complaint filed by advocate Sushil Kumar Mishra, seeking court intervention in the matter. The complainant said when someone google the pictures of "top ten criminals of the world", it showed the photograph of PM Modi. 


The advocate said that his complainant had written to Google and asked to remove Modi's name but got no response. Complainant also claimed that he had approached the police regarding the matter. 


He then moved an application before the chief judicial magistrate but his plea was dismissed on November 3, 2015, on the grounds that it was a civil case. The complainant says that google should do the needful as soon as possible. The next hearing on the case will be on August 31.