The Mathura police have registered an FIR against the CEO of e-commerce site IndiaMART, and two others for allegedly selling Govardhan rocks on their website.
SP (Rural) Shirish Chandra told reporters that the FIR has been filed under Section 295 (destruction, damage, or defiling any place of worship held sacred by any class of persons with the intention of thereby insulting the relegion of any class of persons) of the Indian Penal Code and Section 66D of the Information Technology Act against IndiaMART founder-CEO Dinesh Agarwal, his brother and co-founder Brajesh Agrawal, and Mathura-based supplier Ankur Agrawal.
The case was registered based on a complaint by Mathura-based social worker Keshav Mukhia at Govardhan police station on February 7.
A large number of residents had demonstrated in front of Govardhan police station and demanded the arrest of officials of the web portal for hurting their sentiments.
According to media reports, the police said that IndiaMART’s website claimed that the rocks were “natural” and its price was quoted as Rs 5,175 per piece.
A saint from Mathura, Siya Ram Baba has condemned IndiaMART’s act saying, “A company cannot put it for sale as a product and they should stop this practice.”
The Uttar Pradesh Brahmin Mahasabha will meet Mathura DM on Monday calling for strict action against the company and the supplier.
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