Govt. covering up ‘India’s biggest bitcoin scam’, says Congress

November 14, 2021 02:20 am | Updated 02:20 am IST - Bengaluru

AICC spokespersons Randeep Singh Surjewala and Gourav Vallabh on Saturday alleged that “India’s biggest bitcoin scam” had been unearthed in Karnataka and instead of conducting a fair investigation, the BJP Government appeared to be preoccupied with “operation bitcoin scam cover-up”.

In a press statement, they asked the State Government, “Were the stolen bitcoins transferred from the wallet of alleged hacker Sri Krishna? How many bitcoins and of what value? How does the Bengaluru police then suggest that the 31 and 186 bitcoins, allegedly transferred to police wallet, were lost or were found to be fake transactions?”

They sought to know the role and responsibility of Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, who was the Home Minister when the arrest was made in bitcoin scam, and others in the State Government. Congress leaders also asked why the CBI’s Interpol wing was not informed “despite such gigantic offences with clear international ramifications”. “Why did the Government wait for over five months, up to April 24, 2021, to write to Interpol and that also after the release of Sri Krishna on April 17, 2021?” they asked.

Top News Today

Sign in to unlock member-only benefits!
  • Access 10 free stories every month
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign-up/manage your newsletter subscriptions with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early access to discounts & offers on our products
Sign in

Comments

Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.