CBI rules out FBI presence in Karnataka to investigate bitcoin hacking case


The Central Bureau of Investigation has dismissed reports in a segment of the media that a team from the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation came to India to investigate the bitcoin hacking case in Karnataka.

“We are asking for reference to reports in some media that an FBI team has come to India to investigate a Karnataka Police Bitcoin case. This is to inform that the FBI has not sent a team to India to conduct an investigation into this matter, nor has the FBI made a request to the CBI to conduct an investigation into this case in India,” das said CBI in a statement.

India’s lead investigative body said there was no question of whether the investigation would be approved by the competent authority in India.

“The CBI, as the national central office for Interpol in India, coordinates closely with international law enforcement agencies, including the FBI,” the CBI added.

The bitcoin case caused an uproar in the state last year when media reported that a hacker had hacked into the bitcoin portal and siphoned off huge sums of money.

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