MeraNews Network, Ahmedabad: The Gujarat Police’s CID Crime department had presented former MLA Nalin Kotadiya at a city court on Monday as his seven day remand period had got over. The CID told the court that they won’t require his custody anymore and the court sent Kotadiya to Sabarmati Central Jail. Kotadiya is said to be suffering from various health ailments.

During the interrogation, the former BJP MLA from Amreli is believed to have revealed a lot to the investigators, including how he had helped the mastermind of the Bitcoin extortion Kirit Paladiya is starting a project worth Rs 150 crore. Kotadiya has informed that Paladiya wanted the land selected him for the project to be converted into a non-agricultural land and breeze through the process of getting various permissions for the same and thus Paladiya contacted him to help him using his political clout.

Nalin Kotadiya is believed to be one of the chief conspirators behind the Rs 12 crores Bitcoin extortion along with Paladiya. Kotadiya was on the run ever since his name had cropped up in the case and was arrested by the CID sleuths ten days ago from Maharashtra. Previously, the CID arrested Amreli Police’s SP Jagdish Patel and LCB inspector Anant Patel, who had executed the kidnapping of Surat-based realtor Shailesh Bhatt and extorting the cryptocurrency from him. They are also imprisoned at the Sabarmati Central Jail.

There is police complaint against the ‘victim’ Shailesh Bhatt too, who is accused to have stolen Rs 150 crore worth of Bitcoins from a cryptocurrency firm executive. He is currently on the run to evade arrests and have made several requests and pleas to the court to junk the complaint against him.

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