It is an irony that VVS Laxman was a victim to bank fraud in his favourite city — Kolkata — the city where he scored five test centuries, including the epic 281 in 2001. The former Indian cricketer is now relieved to know that the matter is now ‘sorted out’.
On Friday, a man from Malda was arrested for allegedly siphoning off Rs 10 lakh from the bank account of the former Indian cricketer through net banking. Laxman filed a complaint with the Cyber Police Cell in his home town which in turn informed its Bidhannagar counterpart.
Cyber cell of Hyderabad district police informed the Bidhannagar district police commissionerate about the money siphoned off Laxman’s account.
Izazul was arrested from Salt Lake after the manager of the nationalised bank, where the accused is having an account informed the police, leading to his detention. Izazul confessed to the crime during interrogation. He was produced in court Saturday and will be taken to Hyderabad on transit remand.
“It was a small incident. The matter is sorted out,” Laxman told The Sunday Express. He lauded the efforts of the police.