Kolkata: In what is turning out to be another big cash haul from Kolkata, the Enforcement Directorate recovered more than £1.7 million from the premises of Amir Khan, proprietor of E-Nuggets, a gaming app.
The second huge cash pile seized, after the £5 million recovered from the premises linked to senior Trinamool leader Partha Chatterjee, was expected to go up as the ED team was still counting the wads of notes Khan had hoarded. Stacks of currency notes wrapped in plastic bags were recovered from under Khan’s bed during the marathon search. Eight counting machines were brought in to count the notes in denominations of 2,000, 500, 200 and 100. The investigators requisitioned 10 steel trunks from a nationalised bank to carry away the recovered cash to a State Bank of India branch.
The ED accused Khan of stealing money from people’s wallets and erasing all their records from the mobile gaming application E-Nuggets, which was designed for the purpose of defrauding the public.
According to sources, the Federal Bank had lodged a written complaint to the Park Street Police station on December 26, 2020 and also to the Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime), Lal Bazar, Kolkata, “but neither FIR was registered against Khan nor any action was taken by the concerned police station. ”