Written by Saurabh Prashar
| Chandigarh |
Revealed: Could 17, 2020 10:08:23 am
INVESTIGATION of the nationwide Multi Degree Advertising (MLM) Bitcoin rip-off, involving not less than 9 accused together with two international returned brothers, was transferred from the Cyber Cell to the Crime Department Friday. The order for transferring the probe to the Crime Department have been issued by the workplace of DIG, Chandigarh. The case file of round 4,000 pages will quickly be handed over to the Crime Department personnel.
The rip-off was unearthed in January 2018 and an FIR with the Chandigarh police was registered in Could 2018 by not less than 9 folks from Chandigarh and Mohali. The complainants had alleged that they invested cash in bitcoins, however didn’t obtain any revenue. In the meantime, the position of sure police personnel then posted with the Cyber Cell has additionally been below scanner for reportedly accepting gratification for being in favor of a number of the accused within the case.
A police officer, requesting anonymity, mentioned, “Earlier, one of the complainants in the case had approached the Punjab and Haryana High Court seeking the transfer of investigation from the Cyber Cell to another wing, but the High Court rejected the application. At least four chargesheets, including two main and two supplementary, were filed against six accused in the local court. We received the orders for handing over the case documents to the Crime Branch.”
Aside from Chandigarh, FIRs within the case in opposition to the brothers Amit Bhardwaj and Vivek Bhardwaj and the others have been registered in Delhi, Pune and Bangalore, amongst others. Amit and Vivek Bhardwaj have been arrested at IGI Airport in Delhi by Pune police in June 2018.
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