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Extortionist Demands ‘Protection Money’ From Delhi Man Accused Of Rs 2000 Crore Bitcoin Fraud, Probe Underway

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The man accused of a Rs 2,000 crore cryptocurrency investment fraud, Amit Bhardwaj, has approached the Delhi Police with a complaint that he has received an extortion call and was asked to pay protection money.

Based on the complaint, the special cell of Delhi Police filed an FIR under sections 386 (extortion by putting a person in fear of death or grievous hurt) and 506 (threatening) of the Indian Penal Code in the case.

“I received a call and the caller started abusing me. He threatened me with dire consequences if I cut the line. He did not reveal his identity but asked me to give protection money to three men and claimed that he was calling me on their behalf. He also abused me and also threatened my family members,” said Bhardwaj in the FIR.

The police said that Bhardwaj received a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) call, according to an Indian Express report. “He (Bhardwaj) claimed that he received a call from a Bihar-based…

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