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ED unearths ₹4,000 crore gaming scam after searches at 25 locations across India; seizes incriminating documents



The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday conducted search and seizure operations countrywide at 25 locations for forex violations by online gaming apps and websites. The Directorate is probing illegal remittance of Rs 4000 crore sent in the guise of payments for the import of goods and services by foreign registered online gaming companies and websites operating in India.

Searches were conducted on premises linked to several hawala operators, including that of Ashish Kakkar, Neeraj Bedi, Arjun Ashwinbhai Adhikari, Abhijeet Khot and the persons/entities associated with them.

Searches have led to seizure of incriminating documents

Searches have resulted in the seizure of incriminating documents and electronic evidence and the disclosure of interesting modus adopted by them to evade investigative agencies.

The operations were conducted in Delhi (11), Gujarat (7), Maharashtra (4), Madhya Pradesh (2) and Andhra Pradesh (1) on outlets of online gaming companies registered in small island countries such as Curacao, Malta and Cyprus. “However, all of them are linked to Indian bank accounts opened in the name of proxy persons who have no links with online gaming activity,” the probe agency said.

ED also seized electronic devices establishing foreign outward remittances of thousands of crores collected from public through gaming websites using accounts of dummy firms opened in the name of proxy persons.

Probe identified 55 bank accs being used for layering, remitting income

The probe identified 55 bank accounts of firms being used for layering and remitting income generated from online gaming in the guise of remittances against import of goods and services.

ED officials claimed that the amount collected from the public through gaming websites was routed through multiple bank accounts and finally remitted out of India by declaring the purpose of remittances against the import of services and goods. “Remittances out of the income from racing, riding, etc. or any other hobby are not allowed under the provisions of FEMA, 1999,” said an ED official.

Company heads open accounts in name of their employees and sending remittances

According to the ED, hundreds of companies have been opened by key persons in the name of their employees for layering and sending remittances to the tune of Rs 4,000 crore in the guise of payments for the import of goods and services.

Several PAN and Aadhaar cards used for creating such firms and mobiles used for operating bank accounts were also seized.

The probe found key persons were using international virtual mobile numbers for instant messaging apps like WhatsApp, Telegram, Signal, etc. and using pseudo-names such as Pablo, John, Watson, etc. for masking their actual identity.

To escape probe agencies, culprits use remote access apps

“To escape from investigating agencies, they are using remote-based servers and laptops which are being used through remote access apps such Any desk, Team Viewer,” explained a probe official adding that seizures made include incriminating documents and electronic devices establishing foreign outward remittances of thousands of crores. These were collected from public through gaming websites using accounts of dummy firms opened in the name of proxy persons who are not linked with the gaming activities; Rs. 19.55 lakh in cash, US$2695 and 55 bank accounts have been frozen.


Rajasthan Horror: Mother & Uncle Kill 8-Year-Old After Being Caught While Making Out In Bharatpur; Arrested




Bharatpur: A shocking incident has come to light from Rajasthan’s Bharatpur where a woman and her brother-in-law have been arrested for the murder of the woman’s son. The mother and her brother-in-law, who is the uncle of the kid who was murdered, were having an illicit affair. The mother and the uncle of the eight-year-old child strangled him to death. They buried the dead body of the kid after killing him in a field. They murdered the kid over two years ago and were arrested after the police cracked the case.

The incident occurred in February 2021

The incident occurred in 2021 in Chandanpura village which falls under the Rupbas police station area. AS per reports the father of the kid Gyan Singh registered a police complaint after his son Golu went missing in February 2021. The police initiated a search operation after registering the complaint. The police after conducting an investigation found the dead body of Golu after three days from a fiels in the village.

The police were not able to nab the killers of the kid

The police then started an investigation to nab the killers. However, the police were not able to nab the killers of the kid and closed the case after filing an FIR of murder in December 2021. The father of the kid did not give up and was adamant about finding the killers of his son. He filed a petition in the Jaipur High Court and demanded an inquiry into the case. The Jaipur High Court after hearing the matter the court ordered an inquiry into the matter by higher authorities.

The uncle and mother of the kid were having an affair

A team was formed under Nitiraj Singh who is the Circle Officer (CO) of Bayana and the investigation was initiated once agains to nab the killers of the eight year old child. The police then found out that the uncle and mother of the kid were having an affair. The uncle has been identified as Krishna Kant and the mother has been identified as Hemlata. They were called to the police station for interrogation.

They both were arrested after two years of murder

Initially, they denied their involvement in the murder of the kid. However, after a thorough interrogation they both gave up and confessed to the crime. They said that the kid had seen them in a compromising position. They strangled Golu to death over the fear that their affair will be revealed in public. Later they buried the dead of the kid in the field. They both have been arrested for the murder of the kid and are in police custody.

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Delhi: Customers Thrash Employees At Croma Store Over iPhone 15 Pro In Kamla Nagar




Delhi: A video has emerged on social media in which it can be seen that a fight has broken out between the customers and the employees of Croma Store in Delhi’s Kamla Nagar. The fight has been caught on camera and the video of the fight is doing rounds on social media. The video is said to be from a Croma store in Kamla Nagar in Delhi.

Apple launched the iPhone 15 Series in India

Apple had launched the iPhone 15 Series in India and the phone was made available at stores in the country on Friday (September 22). Excitement was high among the iPhone users to upgrade their iPhone to 15 series. The customers lined up outside the stores where the phones were available to buy the phone. Videos also emerged on social media where huge crowds were seen outside the stores to buy the iPhone 15 series.

Employees at the store refused to sell the iPhone 15 Pro to the customer

The video which is said to be from a Croma Store that sells the iPhone 15 series mobile phones. It can be seen in the video that two customers and few employees are exchanging punches and also abusing each other in the store. It is alleged that the fight erupted as the employees at the store refused to sell the iPhone 15 Pro to the customer to which the customer got furious and started to fight with the employee.

The two customers beat the employees with punches

The two customers beat the employees with punches and also dragged and tore the t-shirt of the employee. One of the customers is a Sikh man whose turban fell while fighting with the employee. The other employees at the store tried to separate the customers with the employees who were fighting with each other. However, it is not confirmed that the fight erupted due to the rejection of the employee for selling the iPhone 15 Pro to the customers.

No Police Complaints yet

There are no reports of any Police complaint in connection with the matter. The video is going viral on social media and the netizens are reacting over the video and also taking a jibe at the iPhone users.

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Prime Accused Anees Who Left Woman Constable In Pool Of Blood In Saryu Express Killed In Encounter With UP STF




Lucknow: A man was killed and two were arrested in a joint encounter of Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) and local police in connection with attack on a woman constable on Saryu Express.

The main accused Anees was killed in encounter in Pura Kalandar, Ayodhya while two of his associates, Azad and Vishambhar Dayal alias Lallu were arrested after the encounter from Inayatnagar.

Prashant Kumar, Special DG law and order said, “The prime accused of the incident of attack on a women constable on-board Saryu Express killed in an encounter with Police in Pura Kalandar, Ayodhya. His two other aides were arrested from Inayat Nagar after an encounter.” The woman constable was discovered unconscious inside a train compartment of the Saryu Express on August 30 at Ayodhya station. Her face was attacked with a sharp weapon and she had sustained two fractures to her skull.

According to the officials, Anees, who was killed in the encounter, had tried to get friendly with the female constable. When the woman rebuffed Aness, he and his two accomplices attacked the woman.

She was injured after hitting her head against the train window. When the train slowed down before Ayodhya, the three miscreants absconded.

The police then released images of suspects, extracted from CCTV footage at the railway platform and also announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh for information on the accused.


On a complaint lodged by the police woman’s brother, an FIR was registered in the case under sections 307 (attempt to murder), 353 (assault or criminal force to deter a public servant from discharging duty), and 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter a public servant from duty) of the Indian Penal Code.

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