- WazirX’s wallet contained an amount of Rs 47.64 Lakh.
- The ED team also raided the offices of Aamir Khan on September 10.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has frozen crypto assets worth Rs 47.64 lakhs following an investigation into the Mobile Gaming Application E-nuggets case. The central agency has so far seized Rs 31.35 crore following the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.
Based on a complaint filed by Federal Bank authorities in the court of Learned Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Calcutta, the ED launched a money laundering investigation based on an FIR dated 15.02.2021 filed under various sections of the IPC by Park Street Police Station, Kolkata Police, against Aamir Khan who launched E-nuggets.
ED has freezed the crypto currencies equivalent to Rs 47.64 Lakhs under PMLA, 2002, in respect to an investigation being conducted against one Aamir Khan and others relating to the Mobile Gaming Application, namely E-nuggets. Total Seizure is now Rs. 31.35 Crore in this case.”
— ED (@dir_ed) September 30, 2022
E-nuggets to Defraud the Public
Aamir Khan launched the mobile gaming app E-nuggets, which was intended to defraud the public. Furthermore, after amassing a sizable sum from the general public, the gaming application was abruptly withdrawn under the guise of an excuse. Following that, all data, including profile information, was deleted from the aforementioned App servers.
An ED investigation revealed that the accused was using Cryptocurrency Exchange to transfer the money earned through the gaming app. An amount of Rs 47.64 Lakh was discovered in the wallet of WazirX belonging to Aamir Khan and his associates, and it has been frozen under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). And also with the assistance of bank officials, an ED team raided the offices of Aamir Khan in Kolkata’s Garden Reach area on September 10.