Three arrested including Vijay’s
A trio of Sonia Dhawan, secretary to Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Devender Kumar (Sonia’s Colleague), and Rupak Jain (Sonia’s husband) plotted against the business tycoon Vijay Shekhar. She was arrested from her office in Noida near Delhi. The police walked in the office to arrest her on Monday afternoon while she was at her desk working. The police held her accused of stealing data and personal information from Vijay Shekhar’s Computer and blackmailing him thereafter for a huge sum of Rs. 20 Crores. when a police team walked in and arrested her on Monday afternoon.
Sonia has been a long time secretary of Vijay and was recently promoted to the designation of
Chomal who belongs to Kolkata is missing since the case started. He made his first call asking for Rs. 10 Crores in exchange
Speaking to TOI Ajay Sharma said. “I received the first call around 4 pm on September 20, when the man demanded 10 Crore for the
As per a statement by the police-“They threatened to cause the firm losses and dent its public image."
The police also told that she had been in the company for 10 years, almost from the very beginning that includes the launch of the e-wallet and its successive growth as one of India’s renowned company. On the other hand, Devendra Kumar has been in the company since
Addressing the issue senior police officer Ajay Pal Sharma said "The owner of Paytm had made a complaint with the police that their employees, a woman and her aides, had stolen some data from the company and were blackmailing him. They were demanding Rs. 20 crore for not leaking it,"
The police also confirmed that the three accused have admitted
According to the reports by PTI, Paytm confirmed in a declaration that the Noida Police have arrested three people, including a woman employee. In an official report Paytm stated "The employee along with two other accomplices attempted to extort money from Vijay Shekhar Sharma on the pretext of leaking his personal data. We are standing by our colleagues till the police enquiry reaches its meaningful conclusion,"