ED Freezes Rs. 5.5 Crore Account Balance in Mobile Gaming Application Fraud

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

The ED has taken the motion below the provisions of the Prevention of Cash Laundering Act (PMLA).

The moment case was registered on the premise of FIR dated February 15, 2021, filed below varied sections of IPC by Park Road Police Station, Kolkata Police, towards Aamir Khan and others, primarily based on grievance filed by Federal Financial institution authorities, within the courtroom of Discovered Chief Metropolitan Justice of the Peace, Calcutta, the ED mentioned in a press release.

Aamir Khan, son of Nesar Ahmed Khan, launched a cell gaming software specifically E-Nuggets, which was designed for the aim of defrauding public. Additional, after amassing sizeable quantity from the general public, all the sudden, the withdrawal from the mentioned app was stopped, on one pretext or the opposite. Thereafter, all information together with profile data was wiped off from the mentioned app servers, the ED mentioned.

It was revealed throughout the investigation that a number of accounts (greater than 300) have been used to launder the cash. On the premise of knowledge accessible, the quantity of Rs. 5.59 crore mendacity in steadiness within the mentioned associated financial institution accounts has been freezed, the enforcement company mentioned.

Earlier throughout the search operation carried out towards mentioned Aamir Khan, Rs. 17.32 crore money was discovered and seized from the residential premises; 85.91870554 Bitcoins equal to $1674255.7 (almost Rs. 14 crore) present in steadiness 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 carried out below PMLA to date, an quantity of Rs. 36.96 crore has been seized/ freezed in whole on this case. Additional investigation is below progress, the ED mentioned.

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