CBI rules out FBI presence in Karnataka to probe Bitcoin hacking case

Bengaluru, 10/4: The CBI on Sunday described reports that the US’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is in India to gather information on the Bitcoin scam in Karnataka as “speculative” and “without any basis”.



The agency said the FBI has not sent any team to India to conduct a probe. The FBI has also not made any request to the CBI for conducting an investigation in this case.


“Accordingly, the question of according any permission for the probe by the Competent Authority in India does not arise. CBI as the National Central Bureau for INTERPOL in India coordinates closely with international law enforcement agencies including FBI,” a CBI statement said.

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