Arrested COO insists there is nothing amiss
Despite his detainment, Tarak Bajpai feels Speak Asian panelists should not worry. The company management is here to support all, he said
Tarak Bajpai, COO of Speak Asia, does not believe that any operation of the Singaporebased firm is above law. Tarak had recently made it big after becoming associated with Speak Asia, a firm earlier called Haren Technologies.
“We are not operating above law. During previous queries, all departments had given a clean chit to the company. This questioning is also a small part of it,” Tarak said before being flown to Mumbai.
Born in Indore on May 24, 1975, Tarak completed his early education at St Paul’s High School and graduation from Holkar Science College, which ironically, was also the alma mater of his father Vimalendu Bajpai, a senior executive with pharmaceuticals major Abbott Laboratories.
He honed his skills during a short service commission with the Indian Air Force, which he joined immediately after graduation and getting a ‘C’ certificat- ed from NCC Air Wing at Indore.
Soon after returning to Indore, Tarak eyed for a place in the aviation sector. He along with his wife Swarna Walia Bajpai, started the firm Genesis Aviation — dealing with pilot training and aviation accessory support solutions.
While floating his firm, Tarak was associated with the Indore Flying Club, imparting training to aspiring pilots. His excellent communication and interpersonal skills helped him scale the ladder at Speak Asia Pvt Ltd. He was roped in to hold meetings across the country attracting prospective panelists.
Despite his detainment, Tarak feels Speak Asian panelists should not worry. The com- pany management is here to support all.
Anticipating the legal hurdles, he had also approached the high court. “I have got relevant orders from the high court to deal with any unforeseen circumstance,” Tarak said.
The company also claims it has written to several agencies and regulatory bodies in India, as also the Prime Minister’s Office, for a thorough probe into its affairs since allegations against it could damage its reputation and trust.