Accused in former cricketer Lakshman's bank account case in police custody
February 6, 2014 - Hyderabad
DCP (Crime) Cyberabad G Janaki Sharmila said that Izazul Sheik, the prime accused in the hacking of a bank account of former test cricket VVS Lakshman was brought for interrogation to Hyderabad on a seven days transit warrant. He will be produced in a court tomorrow and week seek police custody for interrogation, she said.
It may be recalled that Izazul had allegedly siphoned off Rs.10 lakh from the bank account of the former cricketer. Police sources said that a few days ago unidentified persons hacked his mail that was sent to the Bank. They suspect Sheik could have managed to open the account and read the content in the mails sent to the bank and a similar mail was sent to the bank at Sanjeeva Reddy Nagar urging him transfer Rs.10 lakh to an account opened at nationalized Bank in salt Lake in the name of Galaxy Enterprise that does not exist. The bank transferred the funds to the account believing it was sent by VVS Lakshman.
The Bank officials there at informed the police and asked him to wait as they grew suspicious as such a large had not been deposited in the account earlier. At the same time Lakshman got a SMA of the money transfer who spoke to the Cyberabad Police Commissioner CV Anand who sent a fax to Rajeev Kumar, Commissioner of Bidhannagar of the same and could nab him.