Published: Thu, April 20, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Hyderabad: One arrested for sending hoax mail of hijacking

Hyderabad: One arrested for sending hoax mail of hijacking

Hyderabad police task force have arrested a 32-year-old businessman for sending a fake hijack threat email to the Mumbai police on April 15.

M Vamshi Krishna, who hails from Miyapur, was arrested from his house on Thursday morning. The police with the help of its cyber team managed to track down the person exactly a week after the hoax mail was sent out.

Limba added that Vamshi was not in a position to reach the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad on time.

The email received by Mumbai police regarding the suspected hijack threat on the major airports of the country turned out to be a hoax.

Vamshi recently grew close to a Chennai-based woman through Facebook who wanted to go on a fun trip to Mumbai and Goa. But because he fell short of money, he chose to create an emergency situation so that all the flights would remain cancelled from Hyderabad, Chennai and Mumbai airports.

Vamshi went to an Internet cafe in Hyderabad's SR Nagar a day before the scheduled journey and created a fake email id in the name of a woman and sent it to the Mumbai Police Commissioner. "Further probe is on", said K. Kumar, Additional Commissioner of Police (crime) Hyderabad.

The email claimed to be from a woman who wants to keep her identity secret.

On April 16, the security at global airports in Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai was put on maximum alert after the police forces of Maharashtra, Telangana and Tamil Nadu and the CISF were informed about a possible aircraft hijack attempt.

"The e-mail could eventually turn out be a hoax but till investigations conclude all security drills to thwart a hijack like scenario are being carried out at the three airports", he had said. "A number of security measures have been put in place".

B Limba Reddy, DCP Task Force said, "His girlfriend stays in Chennai".

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