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Alt News journalist Mohamed Zubair was arrested on June 27, 2022. (Image: Twitter / zoo_bear)

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New Delhi: Fact-checking website Alt News on Tuesday alleged that payment gateway Razorpay shared dental data without informing police.

In a statement, Razorpay, without referring to the specific allegation of Alt News, said that it is mandatory to comply with a written order from the legal authorities as per the provisions of the law.

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Razorpay deactivated Alt News’ account on their donation platform at the request of the police and then re-enabled it.

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Alt News said the donation platform informed them that their account had been reactivated “after receiving some clarification”.

“They have not specified what the clarity is,” the fact-finding website said.

Razorpay is accused of handing over Alt News dental data to police.

“This was done without informing us or conducting a preliminary investigation into any breach of Alt News,” it said.

Delhi Police is investigating donations to Alt News and has arrested its co-founder Mohammad Zubair.

Razorpay did not refer to the charges levied by Alt News and said it was mandatory to comply with the requirements of the law.

“We have received a written order from the legal authorities under Section 91 of the CrPC (Code of Criminal Procedure) and we are bound to abide by it as per the provisions of Indian law,” the Fintech platform said.

“We will maintain a high standard of data security, always protect our customers and abide by India’s laws and regulations,” Razorpay said.

Alt News reiterated that only Indian bank accounts can donate to it and foreign credit cards have never been enabled in the Razorpay back-end.

“Therefore, allegations that Alt News received funding from foreign sources from whom donations cannot be received are false,” it said.

“While we are looking for alternatives, for now we will continue with Razorpay as a donation platform,” Alt News said.

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