Kolkata: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday conducted a simultaneous search operation at six locations in and around Kolkata in connection with a money laundering case related to a mobile gaming application. During this raids were conducted at the whereabouts of transport businessman Nisar Ahmed Khan and his son Aamir Khan located at Shahi Stables Lane of Garden Reach. According to ED sources, a cash amount of Rs 17.50 crore was recovered from the house.
The counting of notes ended late in the night and the money was taken away in five trunks. Aamir Khan and some others have been made accused in the case of cheating through fake gaming app. ED conducted raids in this case. After the recovery of such a huge amount, ED officials are interrogating businessman Nisar Ahmed Khan. His interrogation was going on till late night. On the other hand, there is no information about his son.
It is noteworthy that around 8.30 am, a team of ED officers reached Aamir Khan's house. Women officers were also included in the ED team. During investigation, a pile of Rs 500-2000 notes kept hidden in plastic packets under the bed was found in the room. Eight machines were called for to count the cash recovered. Video recording was also done during the counting of notes.
The raid was conducted under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). The ED had earlier recovered over Rs 50 crore from the premises of Arpita Mukherjee, a close aide of former Education Minister Partha Chatterjee, arrested for irregularities in school appointments.
There have been allegations of fraud through fake gaming app
ED took action under Money Laundering Act
ED officers carried out simultaneous search operations in two premises of Park Street, McLeod Street, Binduvasini Street and New Town
Eight machines were used to count notes
The money was taken to the Regional Office of State Bank of India at Strand Road.
Interrogation of accused's father and businessman Nisar Ahmed Khan
ED officials also raided the residence of an advocate
A raid was conducted at the residence of a lawyer in McLeod Street in connection with the fraud with a fake gaming app. Some documents have been recovered from the spot. ED officers had arrived in Binduvasini Street in search of a person named Shahryar Ali. However, he was not present during ED's campaign. This operation of ED was part of the investigation of a fraud case related to a mobile app. However, Aamir's two-storey house in Shahi Stables Lane became the center of all raids after crores of rupees were recovered from the house of Aamir Khan and his father Nisar.
Documents and electronic equipment have also been seized from here. There has been a stir in Garden Reach after the recovery of crores of rupees from the whereabouts of businessman Aamir Khan. ED officials are questioning accused Aamir Khan's father Nisar Khan about the cash recovery.
Alleged cheating with app named 'e-nuggets'
An FIR was lodged against some people including transporter Nisar Khan's son Aamir Khan on February 15, 2021 at Park Street police station for cheating through fake mobile gaming app. It is alleged that Aamir Khan, with the help of others, had launched a mobile gaming application named 'e-nuggets'. It was designed with the aim of deceiving people. The first accused won the trust of the users of the app by paying a good commission in lieu of investment.
After this people started investing big through the app. After collecting a substantial amount from the people, suddenly the withdrawal was stopped from the app on some pretext. After this, the entire data including the profile of the application was erased from the server. Only then did the customers understand the whole game. A complaint was made against Aamir Khan and some others by the management of a private bank before the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Calcutta, following which the Park Street police station registered a complaint against the Indian Penal Code 420, 406, 409, 468, 469, 471, 34. Started investigation by registering an FIR under the sections of. Based on the same FIR, the ED has also started investigation of the case under PMLA, 2002. Nisar Khan is recognized as a big businessman in the area. He has a transport business. His accused son has studied abroad.