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ED recovered Rs 17 cr from Kolkata businessman

In Kolkata, 10 trunks were discovered by Enforcement Directorate (ED) officers who had recently collected more than Rs 17 crore from a businessman’s residence. Aamir Khan, a businessman, resides in Garden Reach, where the recovery was made. At Khan’s residence, the cash was discovered in five trunks. On Saturday morning, the probing agency began its […]

In Kolkata, 10 trunks were discovered by Enforcement Directorate (ED) officers who had recently collected more than Rs 17 crore from a businessman’s residence.

Aamir Khan, a businessman, resides in Garden Reach, where the recovery was made. At Khan’s residence, the cash was discovered in five trunks. On Saturday morning, the probing agency began its investigation, and currency was counted until late at night. Central troops and bank representatives accompanied 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 currency notes.

The 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 the 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. The ED claimed that Aamir Khan released the mobile game app E-Nuggets with the intent of defrauding consumers.

The agency claimed that during the initial phase, customers received commission rewards and hassle-free withdrawal of wallet balances. “This provided initial confidence among users, and they started investing bigger amounts for a greater percentage of commission and a greater number of purchase orders,” the probe agency said.”

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

“Thereafter, all data, including profile information, was wiped off from the App servers and only then the users understood the ploy.”

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

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