Bitcoin Scam: Big action by ED in bitcoin scam case of ₹20,000 crore, raids at 6 locations

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday raided 6 locations including Delhi in the Bitcoin scam case.

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The ED raids continued till late Wednesday evening. During this, the ED officials seized many important evidences and documents including other electronic devices. According to a senior ED official, this raid is related to the bitcoin scam of about 20 thousand crore rupees. The main accused in this scam include Amit Bhardwaj and his brother Ajay Bhardwaj. However, Amit Bhardwaj passed away earlier this year due to an illness.

The ED said that there are many other accused in this case including Bharadwaj brothers, against whom investigation is going on. According to ED sources, during the raids conducted on Wednesday, several officials and lawyers associated with a Delhi-based law firm were also raided.

The accused violated the order of the Supreme Court

The hearing of the cryptocurrency bitcoin scam case is also going on in the Supreme Court. During the hearing in this case, the court had asked the accused to inform the ED officials about the username and password associated with the bitcoin currency. Sources in the ED say that the accused had not yet complied with this instruction, after which the agency had to resort to raids.

In this case, many other accused, including Vipin Kohli, a well-known businessman living in Delhi, have made their application before the court. He says that if this matter is investigated in detail, then the amount of fraud can increase significantly, for this he is ready to help the investigating agency continuously.

How did Amit Bhardwaj commit such a big mistake?

Amit Bhardwaj is credited with bringing bitcoin, the world's most popular cryptocurrency, to India. Amit Bhardwaj opened the first online crypto marketplace in the year 2014, through which bitcoin was accepted.

Thousands of people were duped by launching a new bitcoin named mcap imposed

Amit Bhardwaj's bitcoin mining operation was also run from countries like China (Gain Bitcoin) and Hong Kong (GB Miners). Therefore, to increase this business further through that technology, a new bitcoin was launched under the name mcap, but thousands of people were duped by its name too. A case was also registered by the Economic Offenses Wing (EOW) of Delhi Police in this regard. Its investigation is being done under the guidance of DCP KPS ​​Malhotra. If sources in the Economic Offenses Wing are to be believed, then on the basis of the FIR registered in the Delhi Police, action will be taken soon after further investigation by filing a supplementary chargesheet.

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