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Karnataka Bitcoin rip-off: We demand truthful probe regardless of who’s concerned, says Congress

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Upping its assault towards the BJP authorities in Karnataka over the alleged Bitcoin rip-off, the Congress on Wednesday mentioned the get together calls for a judicial probe by a sitting Supreme Court docket decide regardless of who’s concerned.

The Congress and the BJP have been levelling allegations towards one another after the Central Crime Department (CCB) officers seized bitcoins value Rs 9 crore from a city-based hacker Srikrishna or Sriki, who can also be accused of hacking into authorities portals.

Addressing a press convention on Wednesday, Karnataka Congress working president Ramalinga Reddy mentioned, “Our intention is to unravel how the rip-off began, why it grew, the way it thrived and who’s concerned. We’re demanding a good investigation into the matter, regardless of who’s concerned.”

Attacking Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, Reddy mentioned, “The CM says that Srikrishna ought to have been caught in 2018 within the brawl case. Srikrishna obtained anticipatory bail and the case was chargesheeted. The BJP is alleging that the investigation wasn’t finished into the case totally. There isn’t any connection of the brawl case to the bitcoin case.”

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Reddy was referring to the 2018 pub brawl case wherein Sriki was arrested however later launched.

“The bitcoin case got here to mild in November 2020. IO Sridhar Poojary investigated the case. Hacking in Malaysia, Netherlands and different nations got here to mild. Double requirements of the BJP has been uncovered,” Reddy mentioned.

Reddy additional mentioned that at any time when the Congress tries to reveal the case, the BJP brings up names of Congress MLA NA Haris and former Congress minister Rudrappa Lamani, whose sons are allegedly concerned within the case.

“When BJP says there is not any case and Congress is making an attempt to reveal it, they rake up the case with names of Nalapad and Lamani. Is there a case or not?” Reddy mentioned.

“Nalin Kumar Kateel (Karnataka BJP president) speaks about every part. He calls Rahul Gandhi a peddler. Why is he silent?” Reddy added.

Congress MLA Priyank Kharge accused the BJP of personally attacking him and his household.

“Ever since I questioned the Bitcoin rip-off, I’ve garnered plenty of consideration. Bought many names – Bitcoin Raja, Fee King, and so on,” he mentioned.

Kharge, who’s the son of senior Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge, mentioned there are allegations towards his household having many fancy vehicles and over Rs 50,000 crores.

“I’ll difficulty a authorized discover to all those that have made statements towards me and my household,” he mentioned.

Priyank Kharge mentioned he stands by his assertion the place he mentioned that the BJP should see a 3rd chief minister in Karnataka if the investigation into the alleged Bitcoin rip-off goes on correctly.

“On November 13, the police commissioner points an announcement within the case. My first query, it has been a 12 months after the case has been booked below NDPS Act. Why no chargesheet? Whom is the federal government defending?” Kharge mentioned.

“Secondly, they (police) say that they created a pockets to switch the Bitcoins for investigation functions. However, they by no means answered how the cash jumped from 31 to 186, till the time that the Congress did a press convention. Why did the police not do a press convention for the 31 bitcoins or the 186 bitcoins?” he added.

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