Home / News / India /  ED freezes Bitcoins worth 12.83 crore in gaming app E-nuggets case

The Enforcement Directorate on 28 September froze Bitcoins worth 12.83 crores related to probe against one Aamir Khan and others regarding a gaming app E-nuggets.

The cryptocurrency were frozen under provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

The enforcement agency initiated a probe on the basis of an FIR dated 15 February, 2021, filed under various sections of IPC by Kolkata Police's Park Street Police Station against Aamir Khan and others.

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The FIR was based on a complaint filed by Federal Bank authorities, in the court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Calcutta.

Son of Nesar Ahmed Khan – Aamir Khan – launched a mobile gaming application E-Nuggets, which the ED said was designed for the purpose of defrauding the public.

"Further, after collecting the sizable amount of money from the public, all of a sudden withdrawal from the said App was stopped on one pretext or the other. There after, all data including profile information was wiped off from the said App servers," the agency said on Wednesday.

In the probe, it was revealed that the accused was transferring part of the amount illegally earned through the gaming app (E-Nuggets) to overseas by using Crypto Currency Exchange.

"It was found that one such dummy account in the name of Sima Naskar, Proprietor of Pixal Design] was opened in the WazirX, which was used to purchase the cryptocurrencies/crypto assets. Thereafter, the said cryptocurrencies were further transferred to another account in another Crypto Exchange namely 'Binance'," it said.

With agency inputs.

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