The Executive Directorate (ED) raided the promoters of a Kolkata-based mobile game app company on Saturday. According to the government agency, officials recovered more than Rs. 7 people in the raid, as part of a money laundering investigation. The gaming app called E-Nuggets and its promoter, identified as Aamir Khan and others, were investigated by the ED after the FIR filed a lawsuit against the company, according to a report. The ED revealed about the latest raid via a tweet.
Federal agency announced seizure of more than Rs. 7 cents cash in a raid at half a dozen locations by gaming app E-Nuggets and its advertisers. According to the statement provided by the officials on the tweet, “ED carried out search operations in accordance with PMLA, 2002 (on September 10, 2022) at 6 facilities in Kolkata, in connection with an investigation. Check in regards to Mobile Games Sign Up.”
“ED has carried out search operations in accordance with PMLA, 2002 (on September 10, 2022) at six locations in Kolkata, in connection with an investigation regarding the Mobile Game Application. Cash amount. giant (Over Rs 7) was found at the facility.”
– ED (@dir_ed) September 10, 2022
According to an ANI tweet, a photo released by the federal agency after the raid shows Rs seized. 500, Rs. 2,000 and Rs. 200 bills stacked on top of each other.
In today’s search operations, as required by the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002, at 6 premises in Kolkata involved in an investigation involving a Mobile Game Application, the amount Face 7 Rs Crores found so far, counting the amount is still in progress. pic.twitter.com/VIkoLzE54K
– ANI (@ANI) September 10, 2022
The federal agency stated that the E-Nuggets mobile game app was launched with the motive of defrauding the public. After gaining trust from their customers who started investigating the bigger commissions on the app, the promoters stopped the withdrawal feature under some premise like system upgrade or investigation by law enforcement agencies.
The application allegedly deleted all user data afterwards.