Mumbai: An FIR has been registered, against the popular and leading education technology firm BYJU’s. The complaint has been filed for allegedly putting misleading information in its UPSC curriculum. The case was registered by the Mumbai Police on July 30.
The complaint filed by a firm named Crimeophobia based on the complaint BYJU’s owner Raveendran has been booked under IPC section 120 (B) (criminal conspiracy) and section 69 (A) of the Information Technology Act.
In the complaint, Crimeophobia alleged that the education technology company, in its UPSC curriculum, mentioned that the CBI is a nodal agency for the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC). However, the complainant said that the CBI had given in writing that it was not the nodal agency for the UNTOC, the police official said.
Crimeophobia founder Snehil Dhall said, “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.” “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 said, “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.”