Bengaluru: The Criminal Investigating Department (CID) raided the homes of Karnataka-based investigation officials connected to the kingpin hacker in connection with a Bitcoin fraud.
According to sources, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) carried out raids at seven different locations against five investigating officers. The allegations were that the officers were not conducting a thorough investigation into the scam and were also involved in destroying evidence by working together with the alleged kingpin hacker, Sriki.
The raids took place at Koramangala, Bommanahalli, and other places.
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Recently, in Nagpur, Maharashtra, a CID special squad detained Harvindar Singh, Nitin Mehsram, and Darshit Patel in relation to their collaboration with primary accused Sriki to hack the Karnataka government’s e-procurement system.
To help the SIT team investigate the Bitcoin fraud, the government has provided cyber forensic and cryptocurrency specialists.
In relation to the Bitcoin incident last month, the SIT team had raided the homes of the primary defendants, including the purported kingpin in Bengaluru.
Recently, the Congress administration issued an order ordering a re-examination of the controversial Bitcoin fraud that reportedly involved state-level BJP leaders.
According to sources, the Bitcoin controversy started when the CCB police in Bengaluru detained suspected international hacker Srikrishna, also known as Sriki. It was said that by letting the suspected hacker carry out the scandal while he was in detention in 2020, the BJP officials in power made a significant profit off of him.
The accused was detained by the police while allegedly dealing narcotics. The investigation showed that the accused had hacked into government websites and online gambling corporations to syphon off Rs 11 crores. Allegedly, the defendant turned the funds into Bitcoins and engaged in narcotics sales in Bengaluru.
Karnataka is in command Prior to this, Randeep Singh Surjewala had blasted former Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai and the BJP central leadership in a series of tweets on the Bitcoin incident.
What are the responsibilities and duty of the Basavaraj Bommai? (Who among the state government officials held the position of home minister at the pertinent time)? The questioning by Surjewala had severely embarrassed the BJP.
Bitcoin scam in Karnataka: raids on investigating officers’ houses,Bitcoin scam in Karnataka: raids on investigating officers’ houses,Bitcoin scam in Karnataka: raids on investigating officers’ houses