In a case of alleged extortion and tampering with billing software, the Bhopal police station in Ahmedabad has registered a case against Digvijay Singh Chauhan, a resident of Ghatlodia and Jaswant Singh Chauhan, a resident of Sarkhej, under sections 408, 120B of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Information Technology (IT) Act.
Additionally, the police have filed a case under Section 66 of the IT Act. Following the registration of the case, the accused Digvijay Singh Chauhan was arrested by the authorities and presented before the Ahmedabad village court, which granted a two-day remand.
The incident revolves around the accused individuals, both of whom were employed as managers in the account office of the complainant. Given their roles, they were entrusted with the ID and password of the owner’s billing software. Suspicion arose when the complainant noticed a decline in their sales and decided to investigate the matter.
Subsequently, they reached out to the software company responsible for the billing software, which confirmed that the bill had been altered. Incriminating evidence in the form of screenshots showing a reduction in the original bill amount was discovered on Digvijay Singh’s mobile phone.
Upon further examination in coordination with the software company, it was revealed that the bill had been tampered with using the owner’s ID and password for the branch located at Nikol, Gandhinagar, Rajpath-Rangoli Road, Science City. This manipulation resulted in an unlawful acquisition of 20.35 lakhs.
Upon discovering the financial irregularities, both the complainant and the owner of the company confronted the accused, who promptly disconnected their phones and absconded from their residences. Within a week of the complaint being filed, the police apprehended Digvijay Singh Chauhan.
He was subsequently presented before the Ahmedabad Rural court, where the public prosecutor, Tushar Barot argued for a seven-day remand. However, Judge K.M. Nimawat approved a two-day remand for the accused.