India takes aim at Google

GoogleSearch engine Google is facing antitrust action from the European Commission but is now under investigation from the Competition Commission of India (CCI) too.

The CCI accused Google last week of fixing search results in favour of its own sites and sponsored links.

That’s according to Indian newspaper the Economic Times, which said complains were made to the Commission by Microsoft, Bharat Matrimony and the Consumer Unity and Trust Society.

Google has to respond to the charges before September 10th and then has to appear before a seven member panel a week after that.

The CCI has the ability to levy fines amounting to 10 percent of Google’s net profits and can also take action against senior executives of the Californian firm, the Economic Times said.

Google is denying the charges and claims it’s been exonerated in similar investigations in the USA, Germany and Taiwan.