The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday knowledgeable that it has frozen Bitcoins value Rs 12.83 in an investigation towards one Aamir Khan and others associated to the cellular gaming software, E-nuggets. The central probe company initiated a cash laundering investigation towards the agency when an FIR was filed in February 2021 by the Kolkata Police towards one Aamir Khan and others, primarily based on the criticism filed by Federal Financial institution authorities.
In accordance with the probe company, Khan launched a cellular gaming software specifically E-Nuggets, designed for the aim of defrauding the general public.
“After amassing the amount of cash from the general public, impulsively withdrawal from the mentioned App was stopped on one pretext or the opposite. Thereafter, all information together with profile info was wiped off from the mentioned App servers,” the ED mentioned.
The central probe company discovered that the accused was transferring a part of the quantity illegally earned by the gaming app (E-Nuggets) to abroad through the use of cryptocurrency exchanges. It was discovered that one such dummy account within the identify of Sima Naskar was opened within the crypto change, WazirX, which was used to buy cryptocurrencies and crypto belongings.
“The cryptocurrencies have been additional transferred to a different account in one other Crypto Change specifically “Binance”. The stability of mentioned transferred cryptocurrencies i.e. Rs 12.83 crore roughly at Binance crypto change has been freezed,” ED mentioned.
Earlier, throughout a search operation carried out on the premises of Aamir Khan, an quantity of Rs 17.32 crore was discovered and seized from his residential premises.