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Police take first step to decode ransom call made to Sonia Dhawan, family highlights ignorance


It’s been five days of Paytm extortion case and police is yet to crack the nature of stolen data from a pen drive and an external hard drive it recovered after raiding the accused houses.

According to some media reports, police investigators claim to be waiting for the final nod from district magistrate to bring forensics team into the investigation.

Meanwhile, the prime accused in the case Sonia Dhawan’s husband Rupak Jain also claimed that he had received a similar call of extortion on September 22 and filed a police complaint regarding the same.

Initially, the extortion call highlighted by Dhawan’s lawyer and Kapil (Rupak Jain’s brother) was ignored but now police are taking the matter seriously and deployed a special team to find out the truth behind the alleged Rs 5 crore ransom call.

According to Kapil, Rupak Jain had filed a complaint at Sector 39 police station, but no action was taken. He questioned police’ snail pace gesture towards the case. Notably, it couldn’t be verified whether the police found out any copy of the case filed by Rupak, a month ago.

Amit Kumar Singh, SHO of Sector 39 police station, said that the team has found the number from which the call was made. The number is registered in the name of a mason, who had come to Noida for some work.

Further, it was founded that Mason’s phone was stolen a few days before the ransom call went to Rupak Jain. Now police team has put it on radar and located the number in Bharaich (Uttar Pradesh). It also sent one special team to nab the unknown accused behind the mobile number.

Besides, Rupak’s brother also highlighted that why Police has not arrested Rahul Adhana, another Paytm employee who was dismissed after the scandal came in light.

Ajay Shekhar Sharma, senior vice-president of Paytm (Vijay Sekhar Sharma’s brother) has told the media Adhana and Devender gave the data to Rohit Chomal (the fourth accused and absconding in the case).

Defending itself, Manoj Panth, SHO of Sector 20 police station, said that neither the investigating team found any evidence against Adhana nor the complainant gave his name in the FIR.

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