BJP leaders from West Bengal alleged that seizure of cash is linked with prevailing corruption in the state.
Kolkata: Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday recovered more than Rs 17 crore from the premises of a businessman in Kolkata. The financial probe agency carried out raids at as many as six locations in the city. At one location, in the Garden Reach area, the probe agency has brought in cash-counting machines to count the amount recovered.
As per the report, counting of cash notes was started in the morning at the premises belonging to the one, Aamir Khan. The ED conducted raids in connection with the mobile gaming app fraud based on a case registered by the Kolkata Police. Visuals of ED raid can show stacks of currency notes in the denomination of Rs 200, 500 and 2,000.
The agency said that raids are being carried out after complaints of cheating and duping people by the company in connection with mobile gaming applications. The agency, in a statement, said that a gaming app called ‘E-Nuggets’ is promoted by the accused, Aamir Khan.
When the raid was conducted, ED officials came with personnel from the central forces to ensure law and order.
As per the report, the ED is also probing whether the app and its operators have links with other ‘Chinese controlled’ apps that had been issuing loans at exorbitant rates and trapping people in a debt trap.
Meanwhile, BJP leaders from West Bengal alleged that seizure of cash is linked with prevailing corruption in the state. The ruling party, however, claimed that there is no connection with the TMC.
“There are businessmen in BJP-ruled states and they might also have amassed large amounts of money,” said a TMC leader.