Man arrested in Bengaluru for ‘cheating a teacher over bitcoin’


Matunga Police have arrested a 31-year-old man from Bengaluru who allegedly tricked investors on the pretext of giving them high returns on investing in the crypto-mining scheme. The accused was identified as Mohammad Jabir, who created a mobile app on the Crypto mining investment program, police said.

According to the police, recently a teacher from a school based in Matunga approached them with a complaint that he had been duped of Rs 2.47 lakh in the scheme. Police said the teacher initially received a text message on his mobile phone promising investors returns of Rs 2,000 per day.

The complainant then opened the link and downloaded an app called Arohash from the Play Store. Soon after, he received a call from a person named Arav Khurana who introduced a bitcoin mining program. Initially, he invested Rs 2,000 and immediately received the promised amount. Thinking this is a real investment plan, he invested Rs 2.47 lakh. However after a few days, the accused removed his apps from the Play Store, citing technical reasons, deleted the WhatsApp group he had created and did not return any refunds. He realized he had been tricked and contacted the police.

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