Police in Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi had charged Google CEO Sundar Pichai and 17 others final week over a video that allegedly defamed Prime Minister Narendra Modi but later eliminated the tech big officers’ names from the FIR, police officers mentioned at present.
The names of Sundar Pichai and three different prime officers of Google have been eliminated after they have been discovered not concerned within the case, a police official aware of the probe advised news company Press Belief of India over the cellphone.
The First Info Report or FIR was filed following a criticism by an area resident who claimed that he bought over 8,500 menace calls on his cell phone after he objected to the video that he first got here throughout in a WhatsApp group and afterward YouTube, the place it has over 5 lakh views, the officers mentioned.
Apart from Sundar Pichai, others named within the FIR are three Google India officers together with Sanjay Kumar Gupta, in keeping with the case filed at UP’s Bhelupur police station on February 6.
Google’s response over the case is awaited.
Among the many relaxation named within the FIR are Ghazipur district-based musicians who allegedly made the video music, a recording studio and an area music label firm.
The FIR has been lodged below Indian Penal Code sections 504 (intentional insult with intent to impress breach of the peace), 506 (legal intimidation), 500 (defamation), 120B (social gathering to a legal conspiracy).
Prices below the Info Expertise Act’s part 67 (publishing or transmitting obscene materials) have additionally been invoked towards the accused, in keeping with the FIR, which has been accessed by news company Press Belief of India.
The names of Google officers have been faraway from the FIR the identical day because it turned out that they weren’t concerned within the case. Investigation on different factors is underway, an official from the native Bhelupur police station advised news company PTI.
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