Y S Sharmila, sister of YSR Congress chief Jaganmohan Reddy, has requested the city Cyber Crime police to take action against search engines, including Google, for allegedly displaying her name prominently in the search results with regard to “baseless rumours” about her personal life.
She lodged a police complaint Friday seeking action against certain websites for allegedly spreading stories linking her with a popular cine actor. “I also request you to take necessary action against the search engines, including Safari of Apple and Google, as these engines are promoting and encouraging dissemination of information by prominently displaying and disclosing information when any search words related to my name is being typed,” Sharmila alleged in her five-page complaint.
She requested the police to block websites displaying content that maligns her image and take steps, including issuing appropriate directions to search engines, social media websites, to desist from displaying the malicious content.
She sought action against such websites under relevant sections of IPC and Section 66A of IT Act.
When contacted, a senior Cyber Cell official said they Friday arrested two persons, including a web designer, in connection with the case and further probe was on.