The E-Nuggets scam is emerging into an immense fraud case as Enforcement Directorate (ED) is digging deeper into the case every day. Previously, ED seized a total of Rs 68.42 crore including cash and cryptocurrencies during their investigation. Today, ED has frozen another 42.21 crores after carrying out search operations at 1548 bank accounts.
ED officials confirmed that E-Nuggets used those 1548 bank accounts and the crime comes under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) 2002. Therefore, a total amount of Rs. 110.76 crores has been seized so far in this case.
The mastermind Aamir Khan is now in judicial custody. Romen Agarwal was previously detained by ED under the PMLA of 2002 in connection with an ongoing inquiry into E-nuggets. He participated extensively in both intra and inter-country transactions. He was presented before the Kolkata Special Court (PMLA), where the court gave ED custody of him.
The case was registered against Aamir Khan and others as per the FIR registered by Park Street Police Station. The FIR was based on a complaint that was filed by the Federal Bank in the court of the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate in Kolkata. After that, ED started their investigation, and a total of Rs. 110.76 crores has been recovered yet.
Further investigation is going on and we will post an update once something comes out.