ED Raid Bengal: ED raid in Kolkata in case of mobile gaming app fraud, 12 crore cash recovered

ED Raids: The Enforcement Directorate-ED conducted a raid in Kolkata on Saturday in a case of cheating through a mobile gaming app. These raids have hit six locations of mobile gaming application operators. ED has taken this action under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act i.e. PMLA. Cash worth Rs 12 crore has been recovered so far during the raid.  Till the time of writing, the tally of recovered cash was ongoing.

Six locations raided  

ED Action taken at 6 locations of gaming app operators The ED teams left the premises of the central government office of the Salt Lake Agency on Saturday morning for the raid. The team was accompanied by personnel of the Central Armed Forces. ED recovered a good amount of cash in this raid. This cash is so much that till now the ED team is busy counting it. In this, the number of notes of 500 to 2000 is still left. According to ED officials, the cash count is still ongoing.

Cheating through mobile gaming app

According to the official statement of Enforcement Directorate, money laundering against Aamir Khan. A search operation is being conducted under the Act. Aamir created the gaming application E-Nuggets. Earlier people were given commission through it. Based on this, Khan cheated many people of crores of rupees. 

FIR No. against Aamir and others on 15 February 2021 by Kolkata Police- 30 was registered at Park Street police station under Sections 420, 406, 409, 468, 469, 471, 34 of the IPC. According to ED officials, this FIR against Aamir has been registered on the complaint filed in the court by the Federal Bank officials. The officials of the Federal Bank filed this complaint before the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate of Kolkata in the LD court. Nasr Ahmed Khan’s son Aamir Khan launched a mobile gaming application called e-Nuggets. It was designed to deceive the public. In the initial phase those who used it were rewarded with commission. Then these commissions and rewards could easily be removed from his ballot. Thus the trust of the people using this app is established. People started booking more money and more number of purchase orders in the app to get increased commission. recovery is After this, suddenly the app blocked the withdrawal of money from people’s ballot on some pretext or the other. These excuses included excuses like system upgradation and sometimes LEA check. According to the information received from ED, after this all data including profile information was deleted from the app server. Only then people using this app understood this trick. During the search operation, it was observed that these organizations were using fake accounts. The police reached the lawyer’s house at 34 McLeod Street in the area. Another team raided the house of businessman Nisar Ali of Shahi Stable Lane in Garden Reach, where they seized a huge amount of cash. These notes were kept here in a big trunk. There were so many notes that ED had to order a machine to count them. ED did not get any valid information from the trader about the source of this cash. The ED’s search operation was on till the time of writing. The third team of ED is currently conducting raids in Mayurbhanj area. Significantly, this is the third cash seizure in Kolkata in less than two months. ED raids 6 premises related to e-Nuggets mobile gaming app scam.

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