Paytm Founder Breaks Silence on Extortion Case, As Accused’s Family Claims Professional Rivalry

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NEW DELHI: The recent extortion episode involving Paytm Vice-President of Communication, Sonia Dhawan breaking his silence on the episode, the Paytm founder has said that truth will come out soon.

“I’m stunned and want to figure out the truth. I have always believed her (Sonia Dhawan, his secretary and one of the accused). It is possible that she has been used as a conduit. Cops will unearth the truth,” said Sharma.

Sharma also expressed hope Sonia will cooperate with police to unravel the truth. He, in fact, assured that his company is still on her side. “But we have to help the investigation. When I spoke to her last, I asked her to help me,” he told.

Meanwhile, the family members of Dhawan, who was arrested along with her husband, claimed that she was a hard-working employee, and refuted all the allegations. They suspect professional rivalry behind the move.

Two Paytm employees – Devendra Kumar, a manager in the administration department and Dhawan, Patym’s vice-president of corporate communication – and Rupak Jain, Dhawan’s husband, were arrested for allegedly trying to blackmail Sharma and extort Rs 200 million. The blackmailers threatened they would leak his personal data.

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