The former president of the Indian Cricket Board, Sourav Ganguly reportedly had his phone stolen from his residence in Behala, Kolkata. The incident was brought to attention when Ganguly lodged a complaint at the Thakurpukur police station on Saturday, February 11. Expressing concern over the potential exposure of personal information, he urged authorities to take necessary steps to prevent any misuse of the data. While Ganguly was absent from his residence, the theft occurred.
The former India skipper also indicated that he had left his phone at a specific location in his house on Saturday, and it has been missing since then. The ongoing painting work at his residence has led to an influx of masons, who are now potential subjects for police interrogation. In his letter to the officer-in-charge of the Thakurpukur police station, also composed on Saturday, Ganguly revealed that the mobile phone had disappeared from his house. Ganguly also remembered last seeing the device around 11:30 am, after which it could not be located despite extensive searching.
“I think my phone was stolen from home. I last saw the phone around 11:30 am on January 19. I tried to find the phone but couldn't find it. Deeply concerned about the loss of my phone. Because the phone has multiple contact numbers and access to personal information and accounts. I request you to trace the phone or take appropriate action." HT Bangla quoted Ganguly as saying during the report filed with the police as per Livemint.
A stolen phone contains sensitive personal data
Meanwhile, according to a report by India Today, Ganguly has voiced apprehension regarding the security of his personal information stored in his phone. The seasoned cricketer highlighted that his phone held sensitive personal data and granted access to multiple accounts with several valuable data in it.
Remarkably, there was painting work underway at the former cricketer's residence, resulting in an increased presence of individuals. Ganguly mentioned that he had last observed the device around 11:30 am, and subsequent to that moment, he was unable to locate his phone despite exhaustive searching efforts.