accused within the 2018 bitcoin case, Shailesh Bhatt, was arrested
on Wednesday in Delhi in reference to an extortion case
lodged towards him by a builder in Surat, a senior police
“Primarily based on the inputs supplied by the Surat police, the
Delhi Police has arrested Bhatt. Bhatt has been wished in our
case. Since we knew about his location, we took Delhi
police”s assist to nab him. A staff of crime department officers
from Surat has left for Delhi to take his custody,” Surat
Commissioner of Police Ajay Tomar instructed PTI.
Builder Raju Desai had lodged a grievance towards
Bhatt alleging the latter”s henchmen illegally occupied his
under-construction constructing and land to extort Rs 25 crore
Desai had alleged that one of many males threatened to
shoot him together with his gun.
Police had arrested 4 individuals with country-made
weapons two days again.
In April 2018, Bhatt had claimed that 9 policemen
from Amreli district, together with SP Jagdish Patel, had
kidnapped him and compelled him to switch bitcoins – a digital
foreign money – of Rs 9 crore into their digital pockets.
The CID-Crime had arrested 9 policemen together with
Nonetheless, a twist within the case got here when the CID-Crime”s
probe revealed that Bhatt had himself extorted bitcoins of
Rs 140 crore from two workers of a fraud digital foreign money
platform at first of 2018.
In the meantime, Bhatt moved the supreme courtroom anticipating
The apex courtroom had issued an order in his favour and
directed the state CID to not take any coercive motion towards
Bhatt until the following listening to, to be held on September 8, mentioned a
CID official. PTI CORR PJT PD
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