ED Freezes Rs. 5.5 Crore Account Balance in Cellular Gaming Software Fraud

The Directorate of Enforcement (ED) on Monday said it has carried out a search operation and freezed account balance of Rs. 5.59 crore of Aamir Khan and its accomplices in a fraud involving cell gaming application E-nuggets.

The ED has taken the motion beneath the provisions of the Avoidance of Income Laundering Act (PMLA).

The prompt circumstance was registered on the basis of FIR dated February 15, 2021, submitted below several sections of IPC by Park Avenue Police Station, Kolkata Law enforcement, versus Aamir Khan and some others, centered on grievance submitted by Federal Lender authorities, in the court docket of Acquired Main Metropolitan Magistrate, Calcutta, the ED explained in a assertion.

Aamir Khan, son of Nesar Ahmed Khan, released a mobile gaming software specifically E-Nuggets, which was developed for the goal of defrauding community. More, just after amassing sizeable amount from the public, all of the unexpected, the withdrawal from the said application was stopped, on a person pretext or the other. Thereafter, all info which include profile data was wiped off from the claimed application servers, the ED explained.

It was disclosed through the investigation that numerous accounts (much more than 300) have been utilised to launder the money. On the foundation of information accessible, the quantity of Rs. 5.59 crore lying in stability in the said relevant lender accounts has been freezed, the enforcement agency reported.

Previously during the research operation performed from said Aamir Khan, Rs. 17.32 crore cash was observed and seized from the residential premises 85.91870554 Bitcoins equivalent to $1674255.7 (nearly Rs. 14 crore) found in harmony in Binance Trade was freezed cryptocurrencies [WRX (utility token of WazirX) and USDT (Tether)] equal to Rs. 47.64 lakhs was freezed in “WazirX Accounts”.

Throughout investigations done beneath PMLA so much, an sum of Rs. 36.96 crore has been seized/ freezed in whole in this circumstance. Further more investigation is below progress, the ED mentioned.

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