ED Freezes Worth Over Rupees 12 Crore of Bitcoin from a Gaming Platform

Kolkata: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has frozen Bitcoins equivalent to worth Rs. 12.83 crores under the arrangements of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) after an investigation being led against a man named Aamir Khan and others connecting with the mobile gaming application- E-nuggets.

As per the enforcement organization, it started an investigation based on an FIR dated February 15, 2021, recorded under different sections of IPC by Park Street Police Station, Kolkata Police, against Aamir Khan and others, given a grievance documented by Federal Bank authorities, in the court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Calcutta.

Aamir Khan, son of Nesar Ahmed Khan, launched a mobile gaming application E-Nuggets, which the ED said was designed to swindle the public.

“Further, in the wake of gathering the sizable amount of money from the public, out of nowhere withdrawal from the said Application was halted on one guise or the other. There later, all information including profile data was cleared off from the said Application servers,” the probe agency said on Wednesday.

The ED’s investigation uncovered that the accused was transferring part of the amount unlawfully acquired through the gaming application (E-Nuggets) abroad by utilizing the Crypto Currency Exchange.

“It was found that one such fake account for the sake of Sima Naskar, Owner of Pixal Design was opened in the WazirX, which was utilized to buy the cryptocurrencies/crypto assets. From that point, the said cryptocurrencies were additionally moved to one more account in another Crypto Exchange namely ‘Binance’,” it said.

It was accounted for recently that the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has raided the advertisers of a Kolkata-based mobile gaming application company. The authorities have recuperated cash over Rs. 7 crores during the raid, as informed, which was a part of a money-laundering investigation. The gaming application named E-Nuggets and its promoter distinguished as Aamir Khan, and others were investigated by the ED after an FIR was recorded against the company. The ED revealed the raid through a tweet.

By Archana

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