Kolkata, Bangalore, Oct 8: Indian Cricketer Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday, Oct 8 revealed in Bangalore that there was threat to kidnap his daughter Sana during the Pujas. He told this to the media after announcing his decision to retire from the international cricket. “It"s true, but it would be better if we don"t discuss it here," Sourav told mediapersons on being asked about the threats.
The West Bengal CID has taken up investigation while the South 24-Parganas police have increased security for Bengal Tiger and his family. A handwritten letter 'demanding ransom' came around 10 days ago. The letter was written in Bengali and mentioned the word 'kidnap". Police sources said no phone calls have come to the family demanding any ransom. While Sourav was away for national duty, his wife Dona remained in Kolkata. She curtailed some of her Puja engagements to be with Sana.
The state government had taken steps immidiately after receiving the intimation. Security for Sourav's daughter has been beefed up also for his house. Investigation is on to track who had sent the letter and how serious is the threat is. ADG CID Bhupinder Singh confirmed that the former Indian cricket captain had received letters threatening that his daughter will be abducted. DIG CID (operations) S N Gupta said a probe has been started in the case.
CID sources said the letter came by speed post and was sent to the dance school run by Sourav"s wife Dona Ganguly at a Behala locality. The speed post was booked from a post office at Esplanade. Officials said that the sender's name and address is fake.