Hyderabad: A person arrested in Kolkata, for alleged hacking and fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 10 lakh from the bank account of former Test cricketer VVS Laxman, has been brought to the city, a senior police official said today.
Izazul Sheikh, was brought to the city last night by a special Cyberabad police team from Kolkata on a seven-day transit warrant and he is being interrogated, Additional DCP (Crime), Cyberabad, G Janaki Sharmila said.
“He (Sheikh) will be produced before a local court tomorrow after the transit period ends. We will seek his police custody for further interrogation,” she said.
Sheikh, a resident of Malda, was arrested on January 31 by Kolkata police for allegedly siphoning off Rs 10 lakh from the bank account of Laxman (at SR Nagar here) through net banking.
Cyberabad Police suspect that Sheikh may have opened the email account of Laxman and could have sent a mail to the bank, urging the manager to transfer Rs 10 lakh to an account opened at a nationalised bank in Salt Lake in the name of Galaxy Enterprises that does not exist.
Believing that the mail was from Laxman, the bank here transferred the money.
However, the manager of the nationalised bank alerted police as such a large amount had not been deposited in the account earlier and subsequently Sheikh was arrested, though he claimed innocence.
In the meanwhile, Laxman also got an SMS for transfer of the money, police sources said.