Razorpay shared donor data with police, claims Alt News
Razorpay had deactivated the account of Alt News on its donation platform following a request from the police and re-enabled it later.
Alt News said the donation platform had conveyed to them that their account was reactivated ''after getting some clarity''.
''It has not been specified by them as to what this clarity is,'' the fact-checking website said.
''This was done without informing us, or without even a preliminary investigation of any violation on the part of Alt News,'' it said.
Delhi Police is probing the donations received by Alt News and has arrested its co-founder Mohammed Zubair.
Razorpay did not refer to the charges levelled by Alt News and said it was mandated to comply with the requirements of the law.
''We had received a written order from the legal authorities under Section 91 of the CrPC (Code of Criminal Procedure) and we are mandated to comply with the same as per the regulation under the provisions of Indian law,'' the fintech platform said.
''We will continue to hold the highest standard of data security, defend our customers at all times and also continue to abide by the laws and regulations of India,'' Razorpay said.
''Therefore, the allegations of Alt News having received funds from foreign sources from whom we cannot receive donations are false,'' it said.
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