ED Freezes Bitcoins Worth Over Rs. 12 Crore From Gaming Platform E-Nuggets

The Directorate of Enforcement (ED) has frozen Bitcoins equal to value Rs. 12.83 crore below the provisions of the Prevention of Cash Laundering Act (PMLA) after an investigation being performed in opposition to a person named Aamir Khan and others referring to the cellular gaming software — E-nuggets.

In keeping with the enforcement company, it initiated an investigation on the premise of an FIR dated February 15, 2021, filed below varied sections of IPC by Park Road Police Station, Kolkata Police, in opposition to Aamir Khan and others, primarily based on a criticism filed by Federal Financial institution authorities, within the court docket of Chief Metropolitan Justice of the Peace, Calcutta.

Aamir Khan, son of Nesar Ahmed Khan, launched a cellular gaming software E-Nuggets, which the ED mentioned was designed for the aim of defrauding the general public.

“Additional, after amassing the sizable amount of cash from the general public, abruptly withdrawal from the mentioned App was stopped on one pretext or the opposite. There after, all information together with profile data was wiped off from the mentioned App servers,” the company mentioned on Wednesday.

The company’s investigation revealed that the accused was transferring a part of the quantity illegally earned via the gaming app (E-Nuggets) to abroad through the use of Crypto Forex Trade.

“It was discovered that one such dummy account within the title of Sima Naskar, Proprietor of Pixal Design was opened within the WazirX, which was used to buy the cryptocurrencies/crypto property. Thereafter, the mentioned cryptocurrencies have been additional transferred to a different account in one other Crypto Trade particularly ‘Binance‘,” it mentioned.

It was reported earlier this month that the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has raided the promoters of a Kolkata-based cellular gaming app firm. The officers have recovered money over Rs. 7 crore through the raid, as knowledgeable, which was part of a money-laundering investigation. The gaming app titled E-Nuggets and its promoter, recognized as Aamir Khan and others, have been investigated by the ED after an FIR was filed in opposition to the corporate. The ED revealed in regards to the raid via a tweet.

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