Indian Police Investigate Bitconnect Firm Offering 365% Yearly Returns on Bitcoin Investment

2년 전

The Crime Investigation Department (CID) of India has taken the statements of a distraught Indian businessman who extorted 2,000 bitcoins from the promoters of fraudulent cryptocurrency project Bitconnect to investigate the firm’s working.

Bitconnect Promoters Face an Investor’s Wrath
As per a report, Bitconnect’s India chapter was managed in the state of Gujarat by three men, Diyash Darji, Satish Kumbhani, and Dhaval Mavani, who worked with the project’s promoters abroad and persuaded Indian investors to invest in the now-infamous venture.

The trio aggressively promoted Bitconnect as a good investment option, and guaranteed a “very high return on investment.”

One such investor was Shailesh Bhatt, who gave in to the company’s vision and brought the firm’s “1.1 percent profit per day” scheme. However, when the company invariably showed an inability to pay back his money, an enraged Bhatt ganged up with eight others on Mavani in December 2017, and extorted 2,000 bitcoins from the promoter.

Unfortunately, Bhatt did not enjoy his ill-gotten gains for long, as he picked up a month later from his residence near Gujarat’s capital.

CID officials were able to question Bhatt’s nephew – Nikunj – who was apparently part of the extortion gang as he possessed 12 bitcoins from the 2,000 bitcoin haul. ‘Inda-Police-hat-768x512.jpg

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