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Google CEO Sundar Pichai Booked In Mumbai For Copyright Violation

The case has been registered following the complaint lodged by film director Suneel Darshan.

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai (Photo: ANI)

Mumbai: Mumbai Police on Wednesday booked Google CEO Sundar Pichai and five other company officials for Copyright Act violation. “On directions of a court, a case has been registered against Google CEO Sundar Pichai and five other company officials for Copyright Act violation,” said Mumbai police.

The case has been registered following the complaint lodged by film director Suneel Darshan who has alleged that Google allowed unauthorized persons to upload his film ‘Ek Haseena Thi Ek Deewana Tha’ on YouTube. Further investigation into the matter is underway.

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Pichai was on Tuesday named for Padma Bhushan, one of the highest civilian awards in India. Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Alphabet Inc and its subsidiary, Google, was born in Chennai and earned his degree from IIT Kharagpur in metallurgical engineering. He had joined Google in 2004, where he led the product management and innovation efforts for a number of Google’s products. He was named Google’s CEO in August 2015.

Global tech giant Microsoft’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella was also named for the award.

Padma Awards are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri.