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Delhi: ‘Mastermind’ takes a call for extortion in ₹ 2,000-crore bitcoin Fraud

Delhi Police have stated that Bhardwaj had launched the country’s first online retail outlet in 2014. He has a chain of mining businesses in Bitcoin.

The Alleged Caller

Another person is cheating more than 8,000 people on Rs 2,000 crore from around the nation. However, the man who began his bitcoin mining operations, Amit Bhardwaj, lodged an action with the particular cell of the police of Delhi. Therefore, claiming to extortion and to pay for the protection money.

FIR Lodged

Under IPC Section 386 and 506, they launched an FIR. Moreover, police determined that Bhardwaj received calls from the alleged caller using Voice over Internet protocol (VoIP).

Bhardwaj alleged in his FIR to the police, “I received a call, and the caller started abusing me. He threatened me with dire consequences if I cut the line. Additionally, he did not reveal his identity but asked me to give protection money to three men and claimed that he was calling me on their behalf. He also abused me and also threatened my family members.”

Bhardwaj further stated that but no undertaken measures thus far last year. He had submitted a notable cell FIR. “He claimed that he received a call from a Bihar-based politician last year, and he also threatened him to give protection money to the same persons (three men),” stated a senior police officer.

More Scams

In Delhi, Chandigarh, Pune and Bangalore, FIRs were lodged against the brothers. The Supreme Court bailed Amit and Vivek in 2019 for reasons of health.

Bhardwaj was the first online retail platform in the country to accept Bitcoin in 2014, Delhi police claimed. He has a chain of mining businesses in Bitcoin. Gain Bitcoin claims to have established bitcoin mining in China, the recently launched GB Miner in Hong Kong and MCAP.

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