2 directors of a Delhi based private company, have been arrested from Delhi in connection with an alleged multi-crore BTC ponzi scheme, a senior Pune police officer said. Pune police have set up a special investigation team (SIT) to probe the case.
The arrested accused have been identified as Nikunj Jain and Sahil Bagla, who were both responsible for creating an online payment gateway system for GainBitcoin, the brainchild of “https://kryptomoney.com/300-million-bitcoin-scamster-amit-bhardwaj-thailand-arrest/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Amit Bharadwaj. The fraudsters allegedly sold the bitcoins without the consent of the owner, resulting in a loss of crores. The court remanded them in police custody till April 30.
Sudhir Hiremath, Deputy commissioner of police (cyber & economics), told TOI
“The suspects are experts in making online payment gateways. They prepared gateways for the Gain Bitcoin Company owned by Amit Bhardwaj, the prime suspect in the case. The suspects stopped their operations after the case was registered against Bhardwaj at the Dattawadi police station. We are searching for the third director”.
Evidences like electronics, laptop, files from the raided spot have been confiscated by the Police. In the wake of the cryptocurrency frauds happening on an alarming rate, Hiremath had advised victims of the cryptocurrency fraud to approach only the police for any query or complaint.
Source- Times of India
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