The Allahabad district court issued notices to global search engine company Google, its CEO and India head for listing Prime Minister Narendra Modi among top 10 criminals in the world. The court also wants a criminal complaint case registered against Google and its top officials.The court was hearing a complaint filed by advocate Sushil Kumar Mishra, reports TOI.
Advocate Sushil Mishra had first moved a complaint before the Civil Lines police station in Allahabad saying Google had to change this. He claimed that PM Narendra Modi’s photograph appeared among the search results of the “top 10 criminals of the world.” Mishra said that he had written a letter to Google requesting it to remove PM Modi’s image, but he did not receive any response.
Google spokesperson said in a statement, “This issue came up in June 2015 and we do not have a comment on this. Here is the statement we had issued at the time: ‘These results trouble us and are not reflective of the opinions of Google. Sometimes, the way images are described on the Internet can yield surprising results to specific queries. We apologize for any confusion or misunderstanding this has caused. We’re continually working to improve our algorithms to prevent unexpected results like this.” reports Hindustan Times.
The Allahabad district court set August 31 as the next date of hearing.