VVS Laxman loses Rs 10 lakhs in bank fraud

Published: Saturday, February 1, 2014, 15:06 [IST]
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Laxman loses Rs 10 lakhs in bank fraud

Kolkata, Feb 1: One person was on Friday (January 31) arrested for allegedly siphoning off Rs 10 lakh from the bank account of former Indian cricketer VVS Laxman through net banking, police said.

Izazul, a resident of Malda was arrested from Salt Lake area under the jurisdiction of Bidhannagar police commissionarate after Rs 10 lakh was credited to his bank account from Laxman's account in a Hyderabad-based bank.

Manager of the nationalised bank, where the accused is having an account informed the police due to this unusual transaction, leading to Izazul's detention.

Meanwhile, the cyber cell of Hyderabad district police informed the Bidhannagar district police commissionarate about the missing Rs 10 lakh from Laxman's account.

After interrogation of Izazul and initial investigation, it was revealed that he had siphoned off the money from the former cricketer's bank account by using netbanking, DC (Detective Department), Bidhannagar police commissionarate, Arnab Ghosh told.


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