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Last Updated : Dec 07, 2018 05:17 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Paytm data theft case: Noida Police files chargesheet against Sonia Dhawan, three others

Dhawan and Jain's family members have been trying to get them out on bail. While Jain's bail was rejected by the Surajpur District Court last month, Dhawan's bail hearing is scheduled to be held on December 11.

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Noida Police has chargesheeted Sonia Dhawan, her husband Rupak Jain and others in the Paytm data theft case. Besides Dhawan and Jain, the chargesheet also names Devender Kumar and Rohit Chomwal.

The four were charged under Act - 381, 384, 386, 420, 120B and 66 in the FIR. These include -- theft by clerk or servant of property, extortion, criminal conspiracy, sending offensive messages through communication service.

Station House Officer (SHO) of Sector 20, Noida, Manoj Panth, told Moneycontrol that the chargesheet was filed on December 6. He added that the charges levied are the same that were mentioned in the first information report (FIR).

He denied to share further details.

Lawyers of Dhawan and Chomwal said that they haven't received copies of the chargesheet yet.

Currently Dhawan, Jain and Kumar are under judicial custody. Chomwal on the other hand has got a stay order on his arrest by the Allahabad High Court.  The court in its order said that the information officer could not arrest Chomwal till credible evidence is found.

Dhawan and Jain's family members have been trying to get them out on bail. While Jain's bail was rejected by the Surajpur District Court last month, Dhawan's bail hearing is scheduled to be held on December 11.

Her first bail hearing had to happen on December 4. However her lawyer got an extension and took a date of December 11.

"It was adjourned due to lack of documents," Satish Kumar, lawyer of Dhawan told Moneycontrol.

Filing of chargesheet concludes that the investigation of the police officer has been completed. It can therefore expedite the bail process of the three accused.

Dhawan, Jain and Kumar were arrested on September 22 for allegedly trying to extort a sum of Rs 20 crore from Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma.

Chomwal who had made extortion calls to Vijay Shekhar Sharma and Ajay Shekhar Sharma and on whose tip, Dhawan and the rest of two accused were arrested has not been arrested so far following the High Court's stay order.
First Published on Dec 7, 2018 04:39 pm
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