BENGALURU: Infamous hacker Sri Krishna alias Sriki, who’s on the centre of Bitcoin rip-off, mentioned the case is “bogus and a nuisance”. Sriki, who was arrested by the Jeevan Bima Nagar police on November 6 in reference to an assault case at a star resort, was launched from the Bengaluru Central Jail in Parappana Agrahara on Wednesday, after a metropolis court docket granted him bail.
When reporters requested him about his involvement within the Bitcoin rip-off, Sriki mentioned, “There’s nothing to say. It’s simply nuisance and bogus.” Requested why his identify is being linked with politicians, he mentioned, “I don’t know.” To a question on the police seizing Bitcoins price Rs 9 crore from him, he mentioned, “It’s all bogus information. I don’t know something about this.”
On testing constructive for drug consumption, he mentioned he had nothing to say and alleged media is making a ruckus and it ought to cease. Sriki was first arrested by the CCB on November 18, 2020. He fell into the web when the police have been chasing a case associated to importing psychotropic medicine utilizing the Darknet.
The police discovered that Sriki had hacked a number of web sites, together with the e-procurement website of the Karnataka authorities. An in depth probe revealed that he had hacked 17 web sites and the police seized Bitcoins price Rs 9 crore primarily based on his data.