Bitcoin Scam : Hacker Sriki laptops sent for Forensic Lab after court order

Thomas (Special correspondent) 

City court has permitted the Jeevan Bheema Nagar (JB Nagar) police to subject four laptops seized from hacker Sri Krishna alias Shriki for digital forensic analysis.

The JB Nagar police had arrested Shriki and his friend Vishnu Bhat on November 6, following a complaint by an employee of star-hotel, who had accused the duo of assaulting him.

As part of the probe,the police had searched Shriki’s room and had seized four laptops.

As there are several cases of hacking against Shriki, it was necessary to retrieve data from his laptops to know whether he is involved in any fresh cyber crimes including hacking.

We had sought permission from the court to subject his laptops for digital forensic examination.

On Thursday,the court has granted us permission for the same.Now, the laptops will be sent to the cyber forensic laboratory,”a senior police officer said.

Shriki, who is at the center stage of the bitcoin scam, was released from Bengaluru Central Prison on Wednesday.

Vishnu Bhat remanded in Judicial custody:


Meanwhile,Vishnu Bhat has been remanded in judicial custody till November 20. As the police custody of Bhat ended on Thursday,he was produced before the Metropolitan Magistrate (Traffic Court -1) at Mayo Hall.

As further extension of police custody was requested, the court remanded him in judicial custody till November 20 he added.