Kolkata: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday said that it has raided 6 premises in Kolkata as part of a money-laundering probe and has seized more than Rs 7 crore in cash.
The ongoing searches were conducted under provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002.
The searches were conducted at 6 locations of the gaming app named ‘E-Nuggets’ and its promoter identified as Aamir Khan, the federal agency said in a statement.
“So far, huge cash of more than Rs 7 crore has been found at the premises,” the agency said in a tweet.
The raid was in respect to the investigation relating to the Mobile Gaming Application, it added.
"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. Huge cash (More than Rs 7 Crore) has been found at the premises."
— ED (@dir_ed) September 10, 2022
The accused reportedly runs many businesses, including a mobile gaming app and a transport also, reports news agency UNI.
Rs 500 & Rs 2000 notes were found wrapped in plastic packets from under the bed on the first floor of the businessmen’s house.
In video footage on social media, bank employees were seen entering the house with eight counting machines to calculate the total amount of cash, the report added.