Ganguly reveals kidnap threat to daughter

Updated: 11 October 2008 18:10 IST

For Ganguly, daughter Sana means the world and thus it came as a shock when the Ganguly revealed the family had received a threat to kidnap his daughter.

Bangalore:

Two letters were received by Sourav Ganguly's family, one as recently as 10 days ago, threatening to kidnap his daughter for a ransom of Rs 2 crore, a senior CID official said on Tuesday.

"There were two letters, one which was hand-delivered as it arrived without any postal marks. The other was sent from the Esplanade post office by Speed Post," Additional Director General, CID, Bhupinder Singh said.

The one delivered a month ago when Sourav was abroad was hand-delivered and the other received ten days ago was sent by Speed Post, he said.

Both the letters were addressed to Sourav's wife, Dona.

The letters, CID official said, threatened to kidnap Sana for ransom of Rs two crore.

Asked who sent the letters, Singh replied, "It is not yet clear who sent the letters." "The Gangulys didn't give much of importance to the first letter, because at that time they were abroad, but after they received the second letter they were worried and approached the CID," Singh said.

"The CID is looking into the matter with all seriousness," he said.

CID sources, however, said that the letters were sent by the Indian Mujahiddin, but it could not be independently confirmed.

Ganguly, during a press conference at Bangalore to announce his retirement, revealed that his family had received threats of his daughter being kidnapped.

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