‘Hacker’ Sri Krishna detained by Bengaluru police

Jeevan Bima Nagar police on Saturday detained software program engineer and alleged hacker Sri Krishna, whose title lately cropped up in reference to a multicrore bitcoin rip-off. The Opposition Congress has alleged the involvement of two senior BJP leaders within the rip-off.

Sri Krishna, who was out on bail after his arrest in November 2020, was detained for reportedly collaborating in a drunken brawl at a star lodge on Airport Road.

Based on a criticism filed by the lodge employees, the police detained Sri Krishna, or SriKi as he’s referred to as, and his affiliate, recognized as Vishnu Bhat. Sri Krishna has been staying within the lodge after he acquired out on bail two months in the past. According to the police, he and Bhat acquired into an argument.

The police recovered a laptop computer and different digital devices from his room for verification. “Right now, he has been detained for questioning and based on the outcome necessary action will be taken,” a senior officer stated.

Arrested final yr

The Central Crime Branch (CCB) police had arrested Sri Krishna in November 2020 in what seemed to be a drug peddling case, the place he bought medicine utilizing bitcoins from sellers overseas on the darkish net. However, the investigations threw up many twists and turns after the CCB probe discovered that the software program engineer allegedly hacked web sites to steal knowledge, and used ransomware to encrypt knowledge which he would launch for cost in bitcoins.

His modus operandi got here to mild throughout an ongoing investigation into a world drug racket the place seven individuals have been arrested, together with former Minister Rudrappa Lamani’s son Darshan Lamani and his associates.

The case resurfaced once more after Congress leaders lately alleged that two high BJP politicians have been concerned within the cover-up of ₹10,000 crore value of transactions in bitcoins.

Special Correspondent , 2021-11-07 02:07:50

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