UP Police removes name of Google CEO, others from FIR

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Varanasi, 12 February: The Varanasi Police has provided a big relief to Google CEO Sundar Pichai including three others on Friday.

Meanwhile, tech giant Google CEO’s name was removed from the case when no evidence was found against him and four others after the police’s investigation in the case filed on court order in the Bhelupur police station under the IT Act, among other charges.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Varanasi Amit Pathak has issued a clarification in this matter by releasing a video.

He informed that the police will no longer investigate against Google CEO Sundar Pichai, including three others. However, deliberation is prevalent against the remaining 14 accused.

It may be noted that on the petition of Gauriganj resident Girija Shankar Jaiswal, Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate-3 of Varanasi has ordered to register a case against 18 people, including Google CEO Sundar Pichai, at Bhelupur police station.

Girija Shankar Jaiswal alleged that his WhatsApp group had a video named ‘Desh Vikreta’. In this, Vishal Ghazipur alias Vishal Singh alias Badal, wife Sapna Buddhist, resident of Vishunpura, Ghazipur Nonehra, have sung the song ‘defaming’ the PM Modi.

On this, Girija Shankar has raised objection to Vishal Gazipuri, after this, Vishal lodged an FIR against Girija Shankar.

After this, Girija Shankar filed a petition on which the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate has ordered the police to register a case against Vishal, Sapna, Chandan, CS Badal, Sujit Gautam, Hridayraj Kapoor, Sanjeev Kumar Buddh, Suraj Krishna, Ashish Nayak, VK Singh, Pankaj, S.N. Buddhist, VG Music Company, Jayabhim Recording Studio, Google India Pvt. Ltd, manager Sanjay Kumar, CEO Sundar Pichai and the director.

However, after the high profile case came to the notice of top police officers of Varanasi district, acting quickly, it was believed that the FIR against Google CEO and three other officers has been wrong. All four names were removed from the FIR due to lack of corroborative evidence after deliberation.