The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has conducted raids at six places in Kolkata while probing an alleged case of cheating through mobile gaming app.
According to media reports, the matter of seizure of about Rs 17 crore has come to the fore in this raid.
A team of ED officials along with bank officials raided the premises of businessman Aamir Khan in Kolkata’s Garden Reach area on Saturday and seized Rs 17 crore in cash and property documents. The agency’s raids are still on and cash counting machines have been called to count the cash recovered.
Heavy security forces have been deployed in the area amid ED raids on the businessman’s house. A case was registered against the accused Aamir Khan and others under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) following a complaint by Federal Bank officials for duping users of a mobile gaming app named E-Nuggets.
The ED said in a press release, “Initially, users were given various gifts along with commission and the balance amount in the wallet could be released. This increased the trust among the users. The ED claimed that the rich took advantage of it after winning the trust of the customers. Allegedly, if users invested large sums of money in the lure of total commission, withdrawals would have stopped suddenly.”