Investigation into the arrest for three persons, including a vice president at Paytm, Sonia Dhawan, has revealed that she allegedly conspired to blackmail the company’s founder around two month ago, after her request for Rs 4 crore to buy a home was ignored, Police said.
Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma’s close aid and one of his oldest employees, Sonia Dhawan being arrested on the charges of Blackmailing him became public, there has been no end to the conspiracy theories surrounding this development.
Sonia’s lawer has now responded to the allegations by saying that the promoters of Paytm were pressurising her to sell stake in the company and she has been framed.
At last police able to nab the culprit, none other than his own long associate personal secretary Sonia Dhawan ditched her boss to extort Rs 20 crore in Lieu of stolen personal data, the Company says.
A fourth accused, who is believed to have made extortion calls to Vijay and his brother Ajay, is on the run , Police said.
Ajay Pal said, Indian express, SSP ,”Around two months ago, she asked her bosses for financial help to buy a flat. But they ignored it, which could have been a trigger”.
Sector 20 SHO Manoj Pant said, It appears she had details the company grew over the years, She had obtained its over a year ago with Devendra’s help. It seems she also wanted to start her own company using the information.
He said that there is a lot of ambiguity in the case given that multiple reports earlier stated that the data in question belonged to the company but was later acknowledge as Sharma’s personal data.
This is the case of personal data theft of Vijay Shekhar Sharma, there were three persons arrested so far at this point, the law enforcement authorities are investigating this matter and we would like to respect the police investigation and not comment further until the results of such investigation are known, Paytm said