Wednesday, April 14, 2021

CID arrested 2 accused in bitcoin case

CID arrested two accused in fresh BitCoin case. CID lodged a complaint against Amreli SP Jagdish Patel and police inspector Anant Patel have been arrested. The investigation by the CID has revealed that Bhatt and his other associates have extorted bitcoins form one Dhaval Manvani of Surat.

Police arrested Nikunj Bhatt the nephew of Shailesh and Dilip Kanani in the extortion case. They were picked up from their residences in the city on Sunday. Along with the arrested duo, other accused booked in the case are Shailesh Bhatt, Kirit Vala, Jignesh Moradiya, Umesh alias complaint lodged by CID inspector J H Dahiya on Saturday.

Nikunj and Dilip both were produced in a local court by police and their custody for 14 days. However, the court granted custody only for 2 days. As per police investigation done the accused first kidnapped piyu vinu savaliya on January 30, 2018.After failed attempt to extort money they keeping savaliya in confinement for three days at a farmhouse.

The accused later kidnapped mavani on February and extorted the bitcoin and total cash RS 155,21,82,000 from him. Total 2,256 bitcoins and 11,000 lite coins were also extorted from the victim. Each bitcoin was valued Rs 5.81 lakh and the total value of 11,000 lite-coin was Rs 9.64 lakh.