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Ex-employee steals sensitive data, blackmails firm

Rubberwala Housing and Infrastructure Ltd, a city-based construction company, has lodged a police complaint against a former employee, alleging that he has stolen important data from the company and is demanding ₹48

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Rubberwala Housing and Infrastructure Ltd, a city-based construction company, has lodged a police complaint against a former employee, alleging that he has stolen important data from the company and is demanding 48.52 lakh by threatening to hand over the “sensitive company information” to income tax, Enforcement Directorate (ED), Goods and Services Tax (GST) and civic authorities.

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The accused, Ankit Goyal, in his messages to company officials claimed he was demanding the money as compensation for alleged mental harassment that he underwent while in the company’s employment. Goyal was booked by Agripada police on Tuesday after the company’s human resource and admin executive Amit Ranganekar, 39, lodged a complaint.

As per the complaint, Goyal was hired by the company in July 2019 as an account executive, but he resigned and left the company in October 2020 without completing exit formalities.

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According to the first information report (FIR), the complainant received messages from Goyal in April this year saying that he had sensitive data of the firm with him and if the company fails to clear his full-and-final settlement and issue him a relieving letter, he would share the same with probing agencies. He allegedly also claimed he would use the data to prove money laundering and tax evasion to the tune of 20 crore.

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