A few weeks ago, Enforcement Directorate raided Amir Khan’s house in Garden Reach, Kolkata. Amir Khan is the developer of E-Nuggets, a mobile gaming app that he designed to fraud people. During the raid, ED recovered 17.32 crores in cash from his home. However, Amir Khan managed to escape that day. Finally, the Detective Department of Kolkata Police arrested him from Ghaziabad.
The E-Nuggets fraud and ED raid
Apart from running a transport business, Amir Khan launched a mobile gaming app named E-Nuggets. During its early days, the app rewarded high commission fees to all the players who invested real money in the game. Moreover, the app also allowed players to withdraw money in their wallets without any hassle, according to ED officials. The bank accounts for the gaming app were created in Federal Bank.
The ED officials also revealed, when the players started to invest more and more money in the game, the app started to prevent the players from withdrawing their money. In addition, many users’ data got deleted from the app’s server.
Under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), ED raided six locations all around Kolkata. The Federal Bank authorities registered a case at the Park Street police station. Park Street police charged Amir Khan with IPC sections 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), 406 (criminal breach of trust), 409 (criminal breach of trust by public servant), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating), 469 (forgery), 471 (whoever fraudulently or dishonestly uses electronic device as genuine) and 34 (acts by several persons in furtherance of common intention).
After two weeks, the Detective Department of Kolkata Police arrested the mastermind of the E-Nuggets fraud from Ghaziabad and brought him back to Kolkata on transit remand.