Extortion Of The Billionaire: Few unknown facts


The founder of Paytm, Vijay Shekhar Sharma is the youngest billionaire and is also the richest under-40 India  entrepreneur.

As we all are aware about  the case wherein Vijay Shekhar Sharma was blackmailed by his ex-secretary Sonia Dhawan, who demanded Rs 20 crore from him. She threatened to leak some ‘sensitive information’ if the money was not paid.

After lodging the complaint against Sonia Dhawan , her husband Rupak Jain  and other Paytm employee named Devender Kumar who has helped Sonia for stealing the data.

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The other accused, who is allegedly in Kolkata is at run, and police is searching for him. As per the FIR, this 4th accomplice, whose name is Rohit Chopal (can be fake as well) had called Ajay Sharma, who is VS Sharma’s brother and VP at Paytm to extort money.

There are various other aspects in the case those still remain unanswered and depending upon the available reports, and the information which is shared on social media site namely Twitter, few things are made clear are raised about the said crime.

Read on to find out more about the same:

Sonia Dhawa did join Paytm in the year 2010 , as Vijay Shekhar Sharma’s personal secretary. After gaining the required experience, she climbed the corporate ladder and when she was arrested, she was serving as the Vice President – Corporate Communications / Public Relations at Paytm.


Also, it is found that she was receiving a salary of Rs. 1.5 crore per year. In a way, Sonia was with Paytm since its initial days, and remained with them to witness its success and super success in the last decade.

Apart from that, why will she trust an admin from the company (Devender Kumar) to carry out the heist? Most  importantly, if she was involved, why was she present in the office when police came to arrest her?

According to the reports, it is understood that Sonia did have access to Vijay Shekhar Sharma’s al passwords and all his electronic gadgets.

But, when you think about this more,  a question strikes the mind why the founder of the company would reveal the financial and much more sensitive information to the  Communications Head of a company? She was not his secretary anymore, and even with the secretary, sharing of passwords of mobiles, laptops seems highly impossible.

The biggest question is what was the data which Sonia  and her accomplices to extort Rs 20 crore from Vijay Shekhar Sharma?. Few reports say that it was company’s sensitive data while others say it was personal data.

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