The Enforcement Directorate on Saturday said it has seized over Rs 7 crore after it carried out searches at six locations in Kolkata in connection with an investigation into a money laundering case against promoters of mobile gaming application named E-Nuggets, reported PTI.
The cash was seized from the home of Kolkata-based businessman Nisar Ahmed Khan, whose son, Aamir Khan, had launched the app to defraud the public, the central agency alleged.
The app initially rewarded investors with a commission and allowed an easy withdrawal of the balance from their wallets, officials told The Indian Express. But as users began investing larger amounts in the hopes of getting higher returns, they were prevented from making withdrawals.
The data of all the users was also wiped off the app’s servers, according to Enforcement Directorate officials.
On Saturday, the Enforcement Directorate carried out searches under provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. On February 15, 2021, the Kolkata Police had registered a case against Aamir Khan based on a complaint filed by the Federal Bank authorities before a court in the city.
West Bengal minister and Mayor of Kolkata Municipal Corporation Firhad Hakim said the raids have no connection with politics and the ruling Trinamool Congress has nothing to do with the businessman….