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Ex-Paytm vice-president gets bail in extortion case

NOIDA: Former Paytm vice-president Sonia Dhawan was granted bail by the Allahabad top courtroom and launched from prison about four days ago.

The building comes virtually five months after Sonia was arrested, together with two others, for allegedly looking to blackmail Paytm founder Vijay Sharma. With this, all four accused, including every other Paytm employee Devendra Kumar, are out of prison.

Rohit Chomal — the high accused who allegedly made the extortion calls — had previous were given a stay on his arrest. The courtroom allowed Sonia to be launched on bail after executing a non-public bond and on four prerequisites.

The prerequisites require Sonia not to tamper with proof all the way through the trial, not “pressurise or intimidate” the prosecution witnesses, appear prior to the trial courtroom at the date mounted and not devote any offence.

In the top courtroom, Sonia claimed innocence and laid stress on the fact that there was no “concrete evidence” in opposition to her. She also argued that there was no proof that she sourced any data from the company.

Though the extra govt legal professional antagonistic the bail plea, the courtroom famous in its order, dated March 5, that he had not disputed the facts discussed by Soniya.

“Without getting into into advantage of the case however bearing in mind the facts and cases, nature of accusation and severity of punishment in case of conviction and the nature of supporting proof… the applicant is entitled to be launched on bail,” the courtroom of Justice Arvind Kumar Mishra said in its order.

While her husband Roopak Jain was launched from prison on February 18, Sonia’s bail was rejected twice by the Surajpur courtroom in December and February.

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