E-Nuggets is a mobile gaming application that was launched with the motive to defraud the public.
The Enforcement Directorate raided around half a dozen locations of a mobile gaming app named E-Nuggets as a part of its money laundering investigation.
According to ANI, which cited ED, the case was investigated on the basis of a FIR filed in February 2021 by Park Street Police Station in Kolkata against promoter Aamir Khan and others.
The officials of the central law enforcement agency recovered over seven crore rupees in cash as of September 10, it said in a Tweet. “ED has been carrying out search operations under the provisions of the PMLA, 2002 (on 10.09.2022) at 06 premises in Kolkata, in respect to an investigation relating to the Mobile Gaming Application,” the intelligence agency tweeted. “Huge cash (More than Rs 7 Crore) has been found at the premises.”
E-Nuggets is a mobile gaming application that was launched with the motive to defraud the public. Initially, users were rewarded with a commission and were able to easily withdraw amounts from their wallet. This boosted confidence in them to invest bigger amounts and get better commissions. However, the app suddenly stopped the withdrawals after collecting a handsome amount from the public and thereafter deleted all the users’ data, including profile information. Thousands of users have lost a huge amount of money in this scam.
According to other media reports, over 17 crore rupees of cash has been recovered so far. The ED is also investigating E-Nuggets links with any Chinese apps, which issue loans at high rates to people.