The GainBitcoin saga isn’t showing any signs of an end till now. There have already been a lot of twists and turns in the story, and now a new turn has come to the case with arrest of two more people. One of them is Chetan Patil, who is a 27 yrs old marketer, while the identity of other is probably unknown. Times of India in its report has said that the name of other man is Amit Bhardwaj, but Bhardwaj is already under arrest since April so we think that it’s some misreporting on ToI’s part.
According to police the arrested duo were close aides of kingpin Amit Bhardwaj and they used to market the products and services of GainBitcoin. The police revealed information about their arrest on Friday, and said that the number of victims they might’ve duped is still being figured out. According to a police official:
“The victims were asked to invest one bitcoin for which they would get a 1% return. But the company never gave them the returns; instead they fled from the place. The duo were involved in marketing the scheme. They had lured hundreds of people and then disappeared. We are investigating the case and are also finding out on how many more people they have duped.”
As you may know already, GainBitcoin is the biggest Bitcoin scam unearthed in our country. More than 8,000 people (one of our sources had told us that the number of victims may be as high as 3 lakh) were duped in it, and the amount duped is to the tune of 2,000 crores. The company also used to operate another scam called CoinBank, and FIRs have been filed against Bhardwaj and his colleagues in almost all metro cities of the country. Last month it was also discovered that celebrities like Sunny Leone, Arti Chabria, Karishma Tanna and Prachi Desai had also promoted the products of company at various conferences.