Karnataka Bitcoin Scam Exploded As Oppn Didn’t Probe When He Was In Power: Bommai

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Prime Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Sunday criticized the Congress party for the alleged scam and said the “issue had gotten bigger” because the opposition did not adequately probe the issue when it was in power.

“They (Congress) say the matter started in 2016. If there was something related to Karnataka, then why didn’t the ruling party notice it at the time. You have to know about the accused, but you didn’t do the just inquiry “, reads a statement released by the Prime Minister’s Office.

Also, Bommai said, “Why didn’t you carry out a proper investigation when you were in power (Congress)? You left it and the matter got bigger. And now you’re questioning us.”

“Based on the Twitter handle, they are blaming the scam. Anyone can raise the issue on Twitter. If you are raising the issue, then you have to speak up on the basis of evidence and witnesses,” he said.

He said: “We are quite honest and have investigated the case. We are the ones who reported it to the Enforcement Directorate and the Central Investigation Bureau. The investigation is ongoing.”

The Prime Minister also said that the government will not spare any of those who have indulged in the scam. “If they have evidence, they let them take it to ED or the police, we will act immediately,” he added.

On Saturday, Bommai called the allegations “politically motivated” and asked the opposition to submit documents relating to the scam to investigative agencies that are already conducting an investigation into the matter.

“Let those who are making the allegations explain what exactly the scam is and who is involved in it. The case was handed over to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) 8-9 months ago. The CBI Interpol cell is also was made aware of the case that it has an international dimension, “she said.

“Our government is open-minded on the matter. It’s not about protecting anyone. None of us are involved. Let them submit their documents to the detective agencies, let the truth come out,” he added. .

Meanwhile, State Minister K Sudhakar also called Congress the “party of corruption” for the alleged scam and alleged that the state government ordered an investigation into the matter and the investigation team shared all information with Interpol, the Directorate of Enforcement (ED) and the CBI.

Previously, ex Prime Minister and Congress Leader Siddaramaiah said politicians and officials were involved in a scam in the state and that detective agencies are trying to safeguard them.

Meanwhile, the head of the State Congress DK Shivakumar said it took place on a large scale and said it was shocking to hear the names of police officers, political leaders and businessmen involved in the scam.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been reworked by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is automatically generated from a syndicated feed.)

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