UP police have registered case against five people, including the Paytm vice president in connection with the alleged withdrawal of Rs 1.46 lakh from the merchant’s account.

The case has been registered at the Kavinagar police station against five people, including Paytm vice president Ajay Shekhar Sharma, under sections of fraud, reports say.

The case was registered based on a complaint filed by Rajkumar Singh, who is an owner of a marketing company.

Police said they are investigating if bank details of the victim, who received a call on December 28 last year, had been compromised.

The case was registered after a man complained that he was duped of money on the pretext of a cashback offer

“The victim was asked to click on a link sent on his number by ‘unidentified person’ in order to win cashback. Soon after he clicked on the link, Rs 1.46 lakh were deducted from his account,” police said.

Police are interrogating Paytm officials to find out if there was any lapse on their part to secure customers’ data.

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