Bitcoin scandal gets new twist as main accused arrested again in Karnataka

Bengaluru, Nov 7 (IANS): The Bitcoin scandal, which created a furore in the political circles and put the ruling BJP, opposition Congress leaders at loggerheads in Karnataka, took a new turn as the main accused Srikrishna alias Sriki was arrested again.

Sriki was picked up from a five star hotel by J.B. Nagar police on Saturday in connection with a brawl case along with Vishnu Bhat, theson of a famous gold jeweller.

Sriki was interrogated by Additional Commissioner Murugan and DCP East S.D. Sharanappa.

Sriki was staying at five-star hotel since over one a months after being released on bail.

The police have recovered a laptop and a tablet from Sriki. They have also sent his blood samples for testing on consumption of drugs.

He was arrested later in the night after questioning.

The development has been seen as a major twist to the Bitcoin scandal as Congress is alleging the collusion between the ruling BJP leaders and accused Sriki to mint money.

The Congress is demanding Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai to release papers regarding transfer of the Bitcoin scandal to Enforcement Directorate (ED). But, Bommai has not made any statement in this regard.

Sources explain that the influential "political bosses" from Karnataka have managed to stall the investigation by state as well as the central agencies.

However, the complaint has reached Prime Minister's Office (PMO) and it has taken the matter seriously, rattling many top politicians of ruling BJP.

The opposition Congress is preparing to launch an all-out attack on ruling BJP in Karnataka.

At this juncture, the arrest of the main accused in Bitcoin scandal is seen as a very important turning point.




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  • Abdul, dubai

    Mon, Nov 08 2021

    He looks confident he will get out of prison....thanks to his chaddi bosses

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  • K b r, Mangala Uru

    Sun, Nov 07 2021

    Crooked smile on face looks ilike indian somalian....

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  • Shiv k, Bangalore

    Sun, Nov 07 2021

    All criminals / scamsters get bail easily under this ruling dispensation ... Activists .. journalists .. intellectuals ..student leaders .. Professors like Bharadwaj Late Fr Stan swamy All languishing .... This action has happened because there was a Usa alert from top echelons..of USA govt ... Still all main players get protection.. Blame game ...

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  • Nawaz, dubai

    Sun, Nov 07 2021

    Bitcoin Janatha Party (BJP) is now on back foot...Hope there is a free and fair investigation, even though we all know nothing is going to happen to the politicians.... 😃

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Sun, Nov 07 2021

    I only wish... long the main accused....,

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Sun, Nov 07 2021

    Why always BJP scuttles the investigation process on charges levelled against it. First it was Rafael deal where BJP managed to hide the documents saying it’s lost. Next it was Pegasus snooping on opposition parties where BJP is presenting very limited unrelated information on its affidavit to the court. Next was drug cases where BJP’s activists were involved in Adani port drugs haul. Now it is Bitcoin where BJP is not cooperating with investigation. These are few of many illegal and illicit activities where BJP is directly involved. This is killing Bharath Matha as they have killed the Bharath Pitha, Mahatma Gandhi.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Sun, Nov 07 2021

    Bad Times for BJP ...

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  • Bobby, Mangalore

    Sun, Nov 07 2021

    Nallapad is Congress not BJP....

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  • Bobby, Mangalore

    Sun, Nov 07 2021

    This time he was with Bhima gold, last time in Vidwat case Sriki was with Nallapad.Scam more than Rs 10000 crore. Bitcoins used for illegal activities.

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