LAHORE - Gulberg Investigation police Thursday arrested former Test cricketer and Pakistan fielding coach Ijaz Ahmed for issuing two bogus cheques to local property dealers. The news of arrest of 40-year-old former test player spread like a wild fire as scores of former players of national cricket team including Wasim Akram, Salim Malik, Mushtaq Ahmad, Aqib Javed, Ijaz's friends and also family members rushed to the Gulberg police station. They expressed their reservation over the way the police had arrested a former test cricketer. ASP Gulberg Jawad Qamar said that two separate FIRs (587/08 and 523/08) had been registered against Ijaz Ahmad for issuing cheques of Rs10m and Rs0.5m respectively to two local property dealers. The cheques however later declared bogus by the concerned banks in 2008. Another police investigator Hassan Aziz said that Ijaz Ahmad had been declared proclaimed offender by the local court in the two cases registered against him for issuing bogus cheques. He said police had arrested him when he was returning after attending another case in a local court. He will be produced before a judicial magistrate at Model Town Kutchehri for judicial remand today (on Friday). Police sources said Ijaz Ahmad was also taken to Services Hospital for treatment after he fell ill in the hours long police custody. He was sent behind the bars soon after his arrest. Police however shifted him to the police station again after treatment. On the request of the other cricketers, the police kept him in the room of the Gulberg ASP Jawad Qamar and also called his family doctor for his further treatment in the police station. Former Pakistan captain Salim Malik, who is Ijaz Ahmed's brother in law, told the media men that Ijaz had not given gave any cheques to the complainants. He said that these were all allegations.