IndiaMART CEO booked for selling Govardhan Hill rocks along with two others

In response to an FIR filed Mathura-based social worker Keshav Mukhia at Govardhan police station, three men, including the CEO of IndiaMART, were booked on February 7, 2021 for putting rocks taken from Govardhan Hill on sale. The website claimed the rocks to be natural and quoted it at a price of INR 5,175 per piece.

It is important to note that Govardhan Hill in Mathura is considered a sacred site for Hindus. Many legends relating to the life of Lord Krishna are associated with this hill.

“Stern action would be taken against the company, its CEO, and the supplier for inciting religious feelings misusing the facility of information technology,”
– SP (Rural) Shirish Chandra

An FIR has been filed under Section 265 of the Indian Penal Code and Section 66 of the Information Technology Act against IndiaMART founder-CEO Dinesh Agarwal, co-founder Brajesh Agrawal and Mathura-based supplier Ankur Agrawal.