In a classic case of the mystery cliché ‘the butler did it’, Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma’s secretary was arrested after she was allegedly caught trying to extort Rs 20 crore from him. According to a news report by The Times of India, Sonia Dhawan, the accused, worked in collusion with Devender Kumar, a fellow Paytm employee and Rupak Jain, her husband, by passing on personal data she secretly accessed on Sharma’s laptop, mobile phone, and office desktop. A fourth suspect allegedly named "Rohit Chopal" made the first extortion call to Sharma's brother and Senior VP of Paytm, Ajay Sharma, on September 20 asking for Rs 10 crore initially. When Ajay refused to pay the extortion money, the supect Chopal started calling Vijay and subsequently increased his demand to Rs 20 crore. The blackmailer threatened to expose the Paytm founder's data if the payment he sought was not completed.
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