Two persons in Bengaluru, including a cryptocurrency trading agent, have been arrested for cheating a city based businessman of Rs 3.5 crore on the pretext of helping him invest in cryptocurrency. The arrested are Piyushbhai Himmatlal Soni and Rajeshbhai Dhirajlal Soni from Gujarat. They were arrested based on a complaint filed by businessman Gowtham, 37, a resident of JP Nagar. The prime accused in the case, Kunal Anup Chandrana, is absconding. A local court had dismissed Chandrana’s anticipatory bail plea on August 10 and they were later arrested.

According to a senior police officer, Gowtham’s friend Ramesh TV claimed he made profits in cryptocurrency trading and that made Gowtham invest in the same. In his complaint, Gowtham said, “as he lacked knowledge in cryptocurrency, he sought Ramesh’s help to befriend Chandrana who claimed to be an expert.”

On May 15, Gowtham on demand transferred Rs 3.5 crore to two bank accounts provided by…

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