Former Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy has alleged the accused in the Bitcoin scam hacked into Jan Dhan accounts and moved ₹ 2 from each account, adding up to about ₹ 6,000 crore.
“I have been told that hacking of Jan Dhan accounts happened. Rs 2 per Jan Dhan account was hacked and transferred. I don’t know how true it is. It is worth Rs 6,000 crore. This is Jan Dhan alone,” he said.
Kumaraswamy additionally said that there were significant questions about attempts of a concealment by the BJP government.
Bitcoin, a digital currency, isn’t perceived as legal in several countries, including India. The Bitcoin trick has bumped the Karnataka government.
Congress leaders have claimed that “influential politicians” were associated with the scam after officials held onto Bitcoins worth Rs 9 crore from a city-based hacker, Srikrishna alias Sriki.
Srikrishna has likewise been accused for hacking into government portals, sourcing drugs through the dark net, and paying for it through cryptocurrency.
Congress leader Priyank Kharge has asserted that the Bitcoin scam would cost Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai his work and the BJP government would see a third chief minister this time as well, as was seen in 2008-13.
On Thursday, CM Bommai met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi. After the meeting, Bommai said he was asked to work with loyalty and boldness in the interest of the people of the state and “not to worry”.
On Thursday, CM Bommai met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi. After the meeting, Bommai said he was approached to work with loyalty and boldness for the people of the state and “not to worry”.