July 5, 2022

Paytm spokesperson on Sunday mentioned the media stories of the arrest of its founder and CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma in Delhi remaining month are “exaggerated”. The spokesperson additionally clarified that there used to be no hurt brought about to someone or assets within the incident.

In a observation, the spokesperson of Paytm mentioned, “A grievance used to be filed in reference to an alleged minor motor automobile incident. There used to be no hurt brought about to someone or assets within the mentioned incident.”

“Media stories claiming the character of the arrest are exaggerated, as even the grievance towards the automobile used to be for a minor offence beneath a bailable provision of legislation and considered necessary criminal formalities had been finished at the identical day,” he added.

Paytm founder and CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma was arrested and granted bail last month for allegedly ramming his car into the official vehicle of the Deputy Commissioner of Police (South), the Delhi Police said on Sunday.

The incident took place on February 22. Sharma was arrested the same day and released on bail by the investigating officer of the case, according to police.

According to the FIR, the complainant, constable Deepak Kumar, who was driving DCP Benita Mary Jaiker’s car, stated that the incident took place when he and constable Pradeep were on the way to a petrol pump in Malviya Nagar from Hauz Khas.

When they reached near gate number 3 of Mother International School at Aurobindo Road, constable Kumar slowed down the car as people had gathered there to drop their kids, the FIR stated.

Meanwhile, a blue luxury car bearing a Haryana registration number hit the complainant’s vehicle from the rear. The driver of the offending car escaped from the spot along with the vehicle, Delhi Police Public Relations Officer (PRO) Suman Nalwa said.

Based on Kumar’s complaint, a case under section 279 (rash driving) of the Indian Penal Code was registered on the same day, police said.

During investigation, the offending vehicle was identified and its driver Sharma was arrested and released on bail. Both the vehicles were impounded and mechanically inspected, Nalwa added.

(With PTI inputs)

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