The Cyberabad police brought Izazul Sheikh, who was caught at Salt Lake in Kolkata a few days ago on charges of siphoning off Rs.10 lakh from former Indian cricketer V.V.S. Laxman’s bank account through net banking, to the city on Thursday.
The police team which had gone to Kolkata brought 28-year-old Sheikh hailing from Malda on a seven-day transit warrant. “We will produce Sheikh in a local court here and file a petition seeking his custody to get information about other persons involved in the case,” said Additional DCP (Crimes) G. Janaki Sharmila.
Police sources said Sheikh, an embroidery worker, opened 31 accounts in different banks in Kolkata in the name of non-existent individuals and companies to withdraw the amount. His associates used to give ID proofs and other documents required to open an account.
“Sheikh is not revealing any information about his gang members,”a police official said. Efforts are on to gather information about his friend in Mumbai.
The accused had opened an account in a nationalised bank at Salt Lake in the name of Galaxy Enterprises that does not exist to withdraw Rs.10 lakh from Mr. Laxman’s account. After getting an SMS that the amount was withdrawn, the former cricketer approached the Cyberabad police who in turn alerted the Bidhannagar police near Kolkata.