Bengaluru: Guilty in Bitcoin scam will be punished mercilessly, says CM Bommai

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Bengaluru, Nov 14: The guilty in the bitcoin scam will be punished mercilessly, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said in Bengaluru on Sunday.

Speaking to reporters after garlanding the statue of India’s first Prime Minister Jawarharlal Nehru on his 132nd birth anniversary, the Chief Minister declared that there was no question of protecting anybody and the guilty will be dealt with severely without any mercy.

"Our government is very clear and open on the issue. The scam was detected and exposed by our government. It was our government that referred the case to Enforcement Directorate (ED) and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)," he said pointing out that CBI had has taken up the matter with even Interpol and furnished all the necessary information.

The Chief Minister asserted that the government will sternly deal with the issue and punish the guilty mercilessly if the country or the State has suffered any losses.

"We don’t have to learn from those who released the accused," he said.

Bommai made it clear that the State Government has furnished all the answers to the six questions posed by the AICC General Secretary and State Congress in-charge Randeep Singh Surjewala. "If there was any link between the scam and Karnataka since 2016, why did the Congress government not act," he asked.

"Why the previous Congress government in the State and the ministers concerned pay any attention to the scandal. Why was the accused Srikrishna alia Sriki was arrested and released? There was ample scope for investigation even when the accused obtained anticipatory bail. They allowed to scandal to be carried out openly and in a brazen manner and now why are we being questioned," he said and made it clear that the BJP government need not learn lessons from those who allowed the accused to be released.

The Chief Minister challenged the Congress party to furnish evidence to the ED which has been investigating the case.

Pointing out that Surjewala was levelling his allegations based on twitter handle, Bommai said it only proved their bankruptcy. "It is unbecoming of a spokesman of a national opposition party to level baseless allegations," he said advised the Congress leader to speak with factual evidence.

When reporters pointed out that there was confusion and conflicting reports about seizure of bitcoins from Srikrishna, the Chief Minister said the accused had furnished details of some other exchange.

Bommai lauds Nehru’s role in nation building

The Chief Minister lauded Nehru’s major role in the freedom struggle and nation building after the country attained independence.

Paying rich tributes to Nehru on the occasion of his 132nd birth anniversary, Bommai said India’s first Prime Minister was a great leader who laid a strong foundation for the country's development through the Five Year Plans after India attained independence.

Recalling Nehru's contribution to raise India's stature, Bommai said: "Nehru played a significant role in raising India's stature at international level. His affection for children is well known as he was lovingly called the Chacha Nehru for this aspect. Many institutions in his name have been working for the development of the country."

Bommai called upon the people to dedicate themselves in the nation building endeavor by paying tributes to Nehru.

Southern CMs' meet in Tirupati

Replying to a question about meeting of the Chief Ministers of Southern States to be chaired by union Home Minister Amit Shah in Tirupati later in the evening, Bommai said the meeting would deliberate on evolving consensus for development with cordial spirit among the states.

Asked whether issues of inter-state river water disputes would figure in the meeting, the Chief Minister said: "It is unlikely as many of these issues are before the courts. Irrigation works in Palar river basin, railway projects and infrastructure development issue are on the agenda."






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  • Raman, Mangalore

    Sun, Nov 14 2021

    Now new digital black money .. Easy to hoard Ill gotten wealth Pay unofficial.. bribes .. pay for illegal activity After Swiss banks etc closure new methods ....— Anyway Rs 15 lakhs up in smoke Another 15 lakhs will get drained out as eventually banks have to be rescued... ..... . Now govt appears not serious .. All bitcoin operators Party time .. in 5 star hotels . Etc .. No experts with police and criminals as always one step ahead

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  • Mangalorean, Mangalore

    Sun, Nov 14 2021

    What happens if the guilty happen to be one of your close associates?

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  • Anil Shenoy, Mangalore

    Sun, Nov 14 2021

    With Modiji as a leader we expect all the corrupt to be punished. Salute you sir

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Sun, Nov 14 2021

    Under Modi there is no corruption and no corrupt people only innocent people are punished.

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  • Praveen, Mangalore

    Sun, Nov 14 2021

    what a joke :):):)

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  • pili, Mangalore

    Sun, Nov 14 2021

    only guilty will be punished? what about beneficiaries?

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Sun, Nov 14 2021

    Whom he wants to punish mercilessly after getting clean chit from police to the accused????…..Why the police drugged this accused to alter his statement??….Why there is extra security for this accused and hidden under police cover????…….Is it because once his drug effect subsides he will spill beans and expose BJP’s all skeletons inside the cupboard????…..Let this accused Sriki come out once sober and face press conference.

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  • Hussain, Abu Dhabi

    Sun, Nov 14 2021

    Thank goodness he didnt say when bitcoin scammers sentiments are hurt there will be action and reaction.

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  • R Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Sun, Nov 14 2021

    Jairamaa, was crying hoarse in Delhi that Chacha's birthday was not properly celebrated in Delhi !! Here ಬೊಮ್ಮ has celebrated with so much vigour ! Jackpot ಬೊಮ್ಮ has appreciated also. Where is Congress's nanna munna bacchaa?? He is nowhere to be seen?? Delhi or here? Urgent ವ್ಯಾಯಾಮ ಟ್ರಿಪ್ to Bangcock aa?? Arre ಬೊಮ್ಮಾ... Catch 12% Giraki then ಭಟ್ಟ ಬಿಟ್ಟ coin... ok??

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Sun, Nov 14 2021

    Next statue of 21 Centrury Gomata will be rolled out shortly

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  • geoffrey, hat hill

    Sun, Nov 14 2021

    Before meting out merciless punishment to the guilty, you have to understand the nature of the guilt. Currently the plight of our law makers reminds us of the five blind men describing the elephant.

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Sun, Nov 14 2021

    Point well noted..., BJP is neither different nor indifferent..., to Dongi Congi...., no use... two sides of the same coin....,

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Sun, Nov 14 2021

    Fraudsters should be Hanged until Death ...

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Sun, Nov 14 2021

    Even if they win third time they will pass full time blaming congress rule and enjoying all the benefits on tax payers account. Least bothered about ever increasing costs of fuel and basic items. No control on inflation rate and unemployment. Governments treasury is comfortable but peoples living condition is so miserable !

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  • shamshuddin mohammed, dammam saudi arabia

    Sun, Nov 14 2021

    Mr. Bomma you r in Power your elders in Central power , so u have to take action and pull all culprits to jail..... that is power.

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  • Roshan Rodrigues, Mangalore

    Sun, Nov 14 2021

    Why you people sleeping that time? wake up now? Don't sleep now .

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  • Preetham, Farangipet

    Sun, Nov 14 2021

    At least he didn't say why Neharu did not take any action!

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Sun, Nov 14 2021

    Ever since he became CM his only task is to blame congress, religious conversion law, stream lining/regularizing acts on catholic churches income/expenses!

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Sun, Nov 14 2021

    now the real picture of bomma the gumma is coming out...we had different picture about him..this guy is a big chupa rustom

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  • Deepak, Mangalore

    Sun, Nov 14 2021

    Kaiku Tension letha haire Baba.... BIT COIN mein naam nahin haitho MANN our DIL lagake kaam pe Dhyan Dena re Baba.

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  • vishwadeepak, mangalore/dxb

    Sun, Nov 14 2021

    korle kai...

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  • El En Tea, Mangalore

    Sun, Nov 14 2021

    Please dont enquiry too much about bitcoin CM may fly again Delhi to ask how to deal this matter. Saare Bharat pitha hie Amul dudh but not nippled bottled ready made dudh

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