Bitcoin scandal kingpin's arrest sends jitters through Karnataka netas

Bengaluru, Nov 8 (IANS): The arrest of Bitcoin scandal kingpin Srikrishna aka Sriki by Bengaluru police in connection with a hotel brawl case has sent jitters among Karnataka politicians, especially the ruling BJP neta's.

The Metropolitan Magistrate Traffic Court-1 on Monday sent Sriki to judicial custody till November 22. Another accused, Vishnu Bhat, the son of the owner of a famous chain of jewellery stores, has been sent to three-day police custody till November 11.

According to sources, the developments have caused anxiety among the top leaders of the ruling BJP, some of whom allegedly colluded with the accused.

The police suspect that both the accused were drugged at the time of arrest on Saturday. Their blood samples were sent for medical test, which confirmed that both had consumption.

The Opposition Congress has launched a tirade against the BJP in connection with the Bitcoin scandal, demanding a judicial probe into the matter.

Congress leaders have made direct allegations that top leaders of the BJP government in the state colluded with Sriki and minted cash. The reports have reached the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) and the party high command seems to be upset with the turn of events.

The Congress also demanded Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai to make the papers public regarding handing over of the case to the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

Reacting to the Bitcoin scandal, Panchayat Raj Minister K.S. Eshwarappa on Monday stated that the guilty will be punished and the investigation is on.

"I am not going to answer whether there is involvement of Congress leaders, JD(S) leaders, CM's son or a minister's son. Investigation will reveal everything," he said.

When asked about the party high command reportedly contemplating to change state BJP chief Nalin Kumar Kateel, Eshwarappa said it is a baseless assumption.

"It is like finding black cat in darkness. One should not talk like this. There is no question of changing the state president. We have been winning elections under his leadership," he said.






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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Tue, Nov 09 2021

    Kingpin looks like an ordinary hawala carrier, something is missing! Such a large Kingpin might have already escaped to Caveman's cave!

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  • VM, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 09 2021

    According to reports, the Jeevanbheemanagar police arrested alleged Bitcoin scamster Sri Krishna and his friend Vishnu Bhat (Bhima Jewellers) from a Five-star hotel in Bengaluru for assaulting hotel staff. The 25-year-old computer hacker was arrested by CCB for allegedly hacking websites to steal data and money, which he would then convert into bitcoins and use it to purchase drugs from the dark net. He also reportedly carried out ransom ware attacks where after hacking a website, he would encrypt data and demand payment from owners for the site to be unlocked. He had graduated in computer science in 2017 from a university in Amsterdam.

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  • N.M, mangalore

    Tue, Nov 09 2021

    It is reported that top leaders of the BJP government in the state colluded with Sriki and minted cash illegitimately .

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  • william, mangalore

    Tue, Nov 09 2021

    This Govt. is only for minting money by hook or crook. All big big promises are only in words. Are you listening Bhandarkar Mam.

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  • Dr Kusuma Kumari Gunji, Nellore Kodyadka

    Tue, Nov 09 2021

    Looks like many were involved . A big scam

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  • Alan, Mangalore/ U.S.A

    Tue, Nov 09 2021

    Its curtains for B.J.P. How hath the mighty fallen from Grace. One scam after another. So much for Ramarajya. The bhattas are having a free run.

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  • rajul, mangalore

    Tue, Nov 09 2021

    you guys keep dreaming about it staying in US.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Tue, Nov 09 2021

    This Government has to Resign ...

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  • Rahul, Mangalore

    Mon, Nov 08 2021

    All belongs to Deshbhakth/Deshpremi/top hindutva agenda party & interesting part is Vishnu Bhat / running jewellery shops. Maybe all display for jewellery & finance for jewellery comes from Biticon. Has long has people of the state not having any issues with hindutva agenda people all is well. Lage raho munna bhais.

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  • Gangaram, Moodbidri

    Mon, Nov 08 2021

    ohhh anchanaa... nana dollar'g 15 rupai aapuna dina barpund bega :)

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Mon, Nov 08 2021

    Thus the end of BJP dynasty. Rise by fake narratives fall into hell.

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