Mumbai police have registered an FIR in opposition to the proprietor of BYJU’s, a number one training expertise agency, for allegedly placing deceptive info in its UPSC curriculum, an official stated on Wednesday.
Based on the criticism filed by a agency named Crimeophobia, the Aarey Colony police have booked BYJU’s proprietor Raveendran below IPC sections 120 (B) (legal conspiracy) and part 69 (A) of the Information Technology Act. The case was registered on July 30, he stated.
In the criticism, Crimeophobia alleged that the ed-tech firm, in its UPSC curriculum, talked about that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is a nodal company for the United Nations Convention in opposition to Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC). However, the complainant stated that the CBI had given it in writing that it was not the nodal company for the UNTOC, the police official stated.
Crimeophobia founder Snehil Dhall stated, “I came across misquoting about UNTOC (India) implementation details in May on BYJU’s UPSC curriculum, after which I approached them through an e-mail, asking them to make necessary changes. In their reply, they sent me a letter from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) about the CBI being the nodal agency. However, it was dated 2012, hence I found it unsatisfactory and approached the police.”
Mr Dhall stated that in 2016, the CBI had given in writing that it was not the nodal company for implementation of UNTOC, after which he had filed a legal writ petition within the Supreme Court in opposition to the Union of India and 45 ministries for not implementing the UNTOC within the nation.
“The top agenda of India in UNSC is anti-terrorism and UNTOC is one of the core laws for cutting down terrorism, which has no takers for implementation due to which Crimeophobia had taken over the issue through Supreme Court,” he added.
A spokesperson of BYJU’s stated, “We have obtained a copy of the FIR by making an application to the court. Our lawyers are reviewing the FIR’s contents and we will take necessary steps as per legal advice.”
“We received a letter from Crimeophobia, claiming that the preparatory material published by us for UPSC examination in relation to the UNTOC is incorrect. But contrary to the allegations, the material is factually correct and backed by a publicly available official memorandum issued by the MHA on April 30, 2012, a copy of which was also shared with Crimeophobia in response to the letter,” the spokesperson stated, including that every one info that was utilised was verified.
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