ED recovers over Rs 17 cr in 5 trunks from Kolkata businessman Aamir Khan

11 September, 2022 | Pravina Srivastava

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Ten trunks were discovered immediately by Enforcement Directorate (ED) agents who had just collected more over Rs 17 crore from a businessman's home in Kolkata.

Ten trunks were discovered immediately by Enforcement Directorate (ED) agents who had just collected more over Rs 17 crore from a businessman’s home in Kolkata.

The billionaire Aamir Khan’s Garden Reach home is where the recovery was made. Five trunks containing the cash were discovered at Khan’s home. On Saturday morning, the investigating agency was searched, and cash was counted until late at night. There were central troops and Bank representatives with the ED search team.

The majority of the piles of notes, according to sources, were 500 rupee bills. However, there were also Rs 2,000 and Rs 200 bills.

Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002’s guidelines were followed when the raids were carried out.

Based on a complaint lodged by Federal Bank officials in the court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Calcutta, the case was opened against Aamir Khan and others on February 15 of last year at Park Street Police Station in Kolkata.

ED said that Aamir Khan released the mobile game software E-Nuggets with the intent of cheating the consumers.

Agency said that during the initial phase, customers received commission rewards and hassle-free withdrawal of wallet balances.

According to the investigation agency, “this gave customers initial confidence and they started spending bigger sums for a greater percentage of commission and a greater number of purchase orders.”

Report stated that the withdrawal from app was abruptly stopped under various pretexts, including system upgrades and law enforcement agency investigations, after receiving a sizable donation from the public.

Users only realised the ruse after all data, including personal information, had been deleted from the app servers.

Government agency had conducted search operations at six sites in Kolkata earlier on Saturday in connection with a probe into the mobile gambling app.

The use of fake accounts by the businesses connected to the investigation was discovered during the search operation, the ED claimed.