An Uttar Pradesh-based lawyer has approached Shahjahanpur police station on Thursday and filed a legal complaint against Google for carrying India Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s name in some highly derogatory search results on their search engine.
The lawyer named Nanda Kishore from UP has alleged, in the complaint, that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s name was found in derogatory search result while he was looking for some political news on him in 2015. In a follow-up to the case filed, the Shahjahanpur city SP Kamal Kishore has registered an FIR against Google, the multi-national company that is led by Sundar Pichai from India, under the IT act.
When national media contacted Google’s spokesperson over his response in this matter, he said – ‘Since we have not received any notice from police in this regard, we wouldn’t be able to comment on it now.’
Filing lawsuits against such companies are not new in India, several lawyers in the past approached apex court and police stations over Facebook, Google, Twitter and more.