October 4, 2022
ED Raid Kolkata: ED recovers 18 crores from Kolkata-based businessman Aamir Khan involved in e-nuggets gaming app fraud

ED Raid Kolkata: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has searched six sites of Kolkata-based businessman Aamir Khan involved in the e-nuggets gaming app fraud in Kolkata, which is probing an alleged case of fraud using a mobile gaming application. On Saturday, 10 September 2022, an ED team with the help of bank officials raided the offices of businessman Aamir Khan in Garden Reach area of ​​Kolkata. The raids were conducted in connection with a fraud app named E-nuggets, through which thousands of people had suffered huge losses.

This is the third incident of huge cash seizure in Kolkata in recent days. Earlier, the ED had recovered over Rs 50 crore in cash and other valuables from Arpita Mukherjee, a close aide of TMC leader and former minister Partha Chatterjee. It is believed that this money came in the SSC recruitment scam in the education department when Partha Chatterjee was the minister.

During the raids, the ED recovered huge amount of cash from the premises of Aamir Khan and the cash counting continued till late evening. According to reports, after the counting of notes was over, the team seized over Rs 18 crore.

Central forces increased their presence in the area

Cash counting tools were brought in to determine the exact amount of cash collected during the raid. Several trucks reached the businessman’s house to transport the confiscated money. Central forces have increased their presence in the area in the wake of ED’s raid on the businessman’s house.

During the search, it was revealed that Aamir Khan had kept bundles of notes under the bed and at many places in the house. The house in Garden Reach where the cash treasure was found belongs to Nasir Ahmed Khan, father of prime accused Aamir Khan.

Aamir Khan and others were suspected of defrauding users of mobile game software E-Nuggets, and Federal Bank officials filed a complaint against them under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

large amount of investment

Giving details about the mobile gaming app, the ED said in a press release, “During the initial period, users were rewarded with commission and the balance in the wallet could be settled hassle-free. The initial confidence provided, and they started investing larger amounts for higher commissions and higher number of buy orders.” It said, ‘After further recovering huge amount from the public, suddenly the withdrawal from the said app was stopped on one pretext or the other. In which the pretext of system upgradation, an investigation by the LEA, etc. was made. Thereafter, all the data including profile information was wiped from the said app server and only then the users understood the trick.”

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