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Paytm’s Vijay Shekhar Sharma was arrested in Feb for ramming DCP’s car, granted bail

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: The Delhi Police had last month arrested Paytm CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma in connection with a case of rash driving after his luxury car hit the car of the District Commissioner of Police (South Delhi). Sharma was later released after a court granted him bail.

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The accident allegedly took place outside The Mother’s International School on Aurobindo Marg, following which Sharma was arrested under IPC Section 279 (rash or negligent driving). An FIR was filed by constable Deepak Kumar who was driving the DCP’s car at the time, the reports said.

“Constable Pradeep, an operator, was with me when we reached Mother’s International School and found a traffic jam there. I saw a gathering of people dropping their children (to school). I slowed down and asked Pradeep to get down to clear the traffic,” he said.

“I was waiting when a car came speeding from the side and rammed my vehicle. There was a Haryana registration number plate and the person managed to drive away. Our vehicle got damaged and Pradeep asked me to park on the side of the road. We informed our DCP and she asked me about the car. We told her that we had noted down the number, and then we lodged an FIR at Malviya Nagar police station,” he said.

In the FIR, Kumar stated he “can identify the driver”.

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Police traced the car with the help of the transport department, and discovered it was registered with a Gurgaon-based company.

The company told police it had given the vehicle to Sharma, a resident of Greater Kailash-II. Sharma was called to Malviya Nagar police station, where he was arrested and released on bail.

Multiple attempts to reach Sharma through phone calls, text messages and emails were unsuccessful. When contacted, a Paytm spokesperson declined to comment on the matter.

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