August 16, 2022

New Delhi: Truth-checking web site Alt Information on Tuesday alleged that fee gateway Razorpay had shared its donor knowledge with the police with out informing it.

In an announcement, Razorpay, with out referring to the precise allegation of Alt Information, mentioned that it was mandated to adjust to the written order from authorized authorities underneath the provisions of the regulation.

Razorpay had deactivated the account of Alt Information on its donation platform following a request from the police and re-enabled it later.

Alt Information mentioned the donation platform had conveyed to them that their account was reactivated “after getting some readability”.

“It has not been specified by them as to what this readability is,” the fact-checking web site mentioned.

It alleged that Razorpay had handed over Alt Information donor knowledge to the police.

“This was finished with out informing us, or with out even a preliminary investigation of any violation on the a part of Alt Information,” it mentioned.

Delhi Police is probing the donations acquired by Alt Information and has arrested its co-founder Mohammed Zubair.

Razorpay didn’t seek advice from the fees levelled by Alt Information and mentioned it was mandated to adjust to the necessities of the regulation.

“We had acquired a written order from the authorized authorities underneath Part 91 of the CrPC (Code of Prison Process) and we’re mandated to adjust to the identical as per the regulation underneath the provisions of Indian regulation,” the fintech platform mentioned.

“We’ll proceed to carry the best normal of knowledge safety, defend our clients always and likewise proceed to abide by the legal guidelines and rules of India,” Razorpay mentioned.

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Alt Information reiterated that solely Indian financial institution accounts could make donations to it and international bank cards have been by no means enabled within the Razorpay back-end.

“Due to this fact, the allegations of Alt Information having acquired funds from international sources from whom we can’t obtain donations are false,” it mentioned.

“Whereas we search for options, we’ll proceed with Razorpay because the donation platform for now,” Alt Information mentioned.

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